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Schooley's Power Returns, Roads Open Thursday

Progress being made in parts of Washington Township.

Power has been restored to the northern side of Schooley’s Mountain beyond the Schooley’s Mountain Firehouse, as well as Mountain Avenue in Hackettstown where lines for gas stretched for blocks.

Jersey Central Power & Light's outage map is showing 5,931 township customers without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday. 

Aside from Schooley’s Mountain Road between Camp Washington Road and Fairview Avenues, all major arteries in Washington Township are now passable, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

The following roads are either closed or down to one lane as of Thursday morning:

  • Rock Road at Flocktown Road
  • Bartley Road near Black Oak Golf Club
  • Spring Lane near Naughright Road
  • East Valley Brook near house #138
  • Old Farmers Road between Christopher and Liberty Hills Court
  • Hacklebarney Road and Long Hill Road
  • Hacklebarney Road between Old Farmers Road and Black River Road
  • Pickle Road by house #40
  • Black River Road between Parker Road and Pickle Road
  • Parker Road by house #20
  • Parker Road between Black River Road and Sun Valley Way
  • Parker Road by Walnut Farm Road
  • Fairmount Road between LV Center and Dog Park
  • East Springtown between Camp Washington and park entrance
  • West Springtown between Harvest Lane and RiceLane
  • West Mill Road between Beacon Hill Road and Middle Valley Road
  • Schooley's Mountain Road between "Big Turn"and Camp Washington Road
  • Fairview Avenue by Scenic Falls Road
  • Kings Highway near house #190
  • Old Turnpike Road between Stephensburg Road and Route 57
  • Mount Lebanon Road, North Mount Lebanon Road
  • Mountain View Avenue

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sher stec November 02, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Naughright Road at Arrowhead is closed. Haven't seen any JCP & L trucks at all anywhere in Long Valley. I heard of WRNJ that we will have voting on Tuesday, some districts will vote in different locations, is the patch going to give out that info? There is no where in Long Valley that has free internet access that i am aware of, there are a few in Hackettstown, Greenes Beans Coffee Shop is one, the Hackettstown Library is another.
Jason Koestenblatt November 02, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Hey Sher Stec - Thanks for the comment. We've been trying to get in touch with public officials throughout the day regarding elections, trick-or-treating and power outages, to name a few. We have also been trying to get in touch with members of JCP&L, but it's been very difficult to do so (and we've heard of Verizon cell phone outages as well). We're working very hard at getting as much information as possible. Once we have it, there will be a story with that information. Thanks again for the comment and stay warm!
Rosana C Araujo November 03, 2012 at 03:40 AM
does anyone could tell me if around 17 schooleys mountain rd had they power back? A friend of mine lives there and I cannot have any contact since last Monday night.
Natalie November 05, 2012 at 01:10 AM
is there power on pleasant grove road yet?
KimberlyR November 07, 2012 at 05:37 AM
I'm having the same problems with amerigas. Did you ever get a delivery from them?

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