Storm update: 12,275 Parsippany residents without power; numerous roads closed

The tree fell and landed on the front lawn of Wells Fargo Bank, Parsippany Road

PARSIPPANY — It is reported that Parsippany received 21.7 inches of snow.

The plows are still clearing township roadways. If your street has not been plowed please do not attempt to drive down it. The snow is deep and the Parsippany Police Department is receiving calls for vehicles becoming disabled in the middle of the road. If your road is cleared, it does not mean the rest of your route will be. Please check traffic conditions and refrain from driving if possible. Multiple trees and wires have come down and blocked numerous roadways.

Trees are down everywhere. This tree was found on Lake Shore Drive
Cars are stuck and parked in the streets

Parsippany Police  towed over twenty vehicles that were either parked on the public roadway or become disabled due to the storm. If you find that your vehicle is not where you left it please call (973) 263-4300.

Downed trees took power lines on East Halsey near Jefferson Road

Normally Parsippany Police has approximately 100 calls for service in a 24 hour period. However, in the last 24 hours they have responded to 257 calls for service. There are additional 74 awaiting dispatch. Most of which involve downed wires or trees. All calls will be answered in priority order.

Tree down blocking the road on Lake Shore Drive, Lake Parsippany
Power Lines knocked down trees on East Halsey Road, near Jefferson Road

Currently there are 12,725 JCP&L customers without out power. They are working diligently to get your power back online. If you have not done so already please report your outage to them directly. DO NOT TOUCH ANY FALLEN UTILITY LINES!!

Trees blocking the road on Lake Shore Drive, Lake Parsippany
The tree on the front lawn of Wells Fargo Bank, Parsippany Road

Road Closures:

Main Roads:
East Halsey Road at Jefferson Road (access to office buildings is open)
Park Road is closed at multiple locations
Reynolds Ave between Smith Road and Bee Meadow Parkway
South Beverwyck Road between Reynolds Ave and Bee Meadow Parkway

Side Roads:
Numerous roads are closed or partially obstructed throughout the town.

Warming and Charging Centers Opened:
P.A.L located at 33 Baldwin Road
Parsippany Community Center located at 1130 Knoll Road

Mayor Michael Soriano is calling upon anybody who can volunteer to shovel snow for those in need, to please call (973) 309-5065. Our seniors and those who are unable will have difficulty clearing the snow from their personal driveways. I want to make sure that we can help them in anyway possible. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – MLK

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