Crews Work to Clear Trees, Fire Companies Pumping Basements
The township is asking residents to be patient as PSE&G restores power. For emergencies, call 732-634-7700.
Woodbridge Township tree crews are working to clear downed trees that have hit power lines, fire companies are pumping out basements and PSE&G is working to restore power, according to a statement on the Woodbridge Township website.
According to the website, PSE&G has dozens of crews out working to restore power to the township, and township officials are asking residents to be patient.
In addition, the Community Center is open as a shelter at 600 Main Street.
So far, there are no casualties.
“The only good news in this storm is that so far there are no casualties that we are aware of,” Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac stated on the township website.
In addition, today’s garbage will be picked tomorrow and Wednesday’s garbage will be picked on Thursday. Thursday’s recycling will be picked up Friday and Friday’s will be picked up Saturday.
Tree crews have been out all day Tuesday picking up storm debris and branches. Put anything and everything at the curb and it will be picked up, though it might not be immediately. There is no need to call for pickups for at least the next week.
Fire companies are pumping out basements as long as homes have power.
Information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not been received yet, but it will be distributed as soon as possible.
The township is urging residents to document any property damage, take plenty of pictures and to contact their insurance companies.
The website also states that "many traffic lights are out and many stop signs and other directional signs are down so please be very careful if you are out driving."
For more information, call the police department during the day at 732-634-7700 or town hall before 4:30 pm at 732-634-4500.