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Trees Starting to Come Down, Power Losses Widen

Reports are coming in from around South Orange

There were an increasing number of reports of downed trees and lost power Monday afternoon throughout Maplewood and South Orange, due to the increasing severity of Hurricane Sandy. Reports came in regarding numerous streets, including Mountain House Road, Mayhew Drive, Ridgewood Road, and S. Wyoming Avenue  among others.

South Orange Public Works employees were out in force this afternoon, now working on trees in West Montrose. 

Katie Simpson reports a downed cherry tree in her front yard on Jefferson Road, Barbara Heisler commented on Maplewood Patch's Facebook page: "Just heard one was down on Mountain (Golf Island.)"  Jen Thorson reports a tree down and power out on Sunset and Wyoming. Trees are down near Floods Hill, including one on Meadowbrook. 

Readers: Thank you for your reports. Continue to let us know of downed trees and power lines, power outages etc. Please keep safe.

MJB October 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
A big tree came down between Mayhew and Harding - power is out for many homes.
sheila oliver October 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Power out on one side of Seton Place, second time today. Wind is incredible. Sheila oliver
S. Carter October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Large tree down on West South Orange Ave and Hart Drive S.

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