Nor'easter Causing West Orange Problems
Parisi: Township working to restore power as storm hits; shelter opens at West Orange High School, curfew relaxed.
The nor’easter that is currently bringing snow and windy conditions to West Orange may bring power outages to the township over the next few hours, township officials announced around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The township said their main concern right now is restoring power to “the few remaining streets and homes that are still without service.”
In fact, Mayor Robert Parisi told residents in a reverse 911 call PSE&G officials may temporarily turn off power to residents currently with power to restore power to nearby wires.
The township also announced:
- A shelter is now open at West Orange High School for township residents only. Residents should bring blankets, prescriptions and any personal need items. Pets are not permitted.
Parisi said the shelter will stay open until further notice.
- The town-wide 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is currently relaxed through Thursday, Nov. 8. Residents are reminded to exercise caution when walking or driving. Parisi says the curfew will be restored beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
- Gas stations in town will continue to close at 6 p.m. nightly and reopen at 6 a.m. until further notice.
- Full-day school sessions are planned for Thursday and Friday.
- Commuter Jitney Shuttle service to the South Orange train station continues to be suspended.