PARSIPPANY — There was wind, there was rain, then nine minutes later, it was over…and at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 – 7,751 homes in Parsippany were without power. As of this morning approximately 5,000 homes were still without power.
Trees coming crashing down on cars on Route 53, a tree landed in the second floor of a home on Highland Court, to mention a few.
Tuesday night’s storm knocked down trees and power lines across Parsippany, leaving a number of road closures and power outages as residents get ready for work Wednesday morning.
Heavily Traveled Roads that are closed:
Route 53/Tabor Road is closed between Route 10 and Park Road due to multiple utility poles down, along with wires and trees; Knoll Road between Katherine Drive and Mara Road; South Roosevelt between Manchester Street and Lake Shore Drive; Lake Shore Drive and Vail Road.
Approximately a dozen lesser travelled roads are also closed. Please do not drive over downed utility lines or large tree branches. Crews are actively working to clear the major roadways along with side streets.
If you see a downed power line DO NOT TOUCH IT and immediately report it to JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877. If you think it is a life threatening situation call 911.
More bad weather is expected. A wet and stormy pattern will continue in New Jersey and much of Eastern United States, with flash flooding and strong thunderstorms possible, according to the National Weather Service.