Effective immediately, the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. gas station curfew has been lifted. West Orange gas stations will operate at full service and full hours. The stations will still honor the state-imposed odd-even restrictions until they are lifted by the state.
Last night the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. town-wide curfew was lifted. Though there are still have some residents without power, most of the township has been restored and they no longer believe a threat to public safety exists as a result of these power outages. The township will re-evaluate the use of a curfew for maintaining public safety should it be presented with significant power outages again.
The West Orange commuter jitney service has resumed all four of its routes in the Valley, Gregory, St. Cloud and Mt. Pleasant/Prospect neighborhoods. Jitney service will run on a revised schedule and will be diverted to an alternate drop-off and pick-up location until train service is restored on the Morris and Essex Division of NJ Transit.
Raj Patel, supervisor of the West Orange branch of the United States Postal Service released a statement:
“At this time there is a problem with the processing center in Kearny, which was flooded in the storm. Right now they are working on it and we should be up and running after the weekend. We are getting some mail here at our branch at 384 Main St. in Orange, but not all of it.”