PARSIPPANY — Parsippany has been heavily hit by Winter Storm Quinn. This is an update for residents on the progress of storm cleanup and power restoration. (click here to see related article)
Right now, less than half of Parsippany is out of power. This is down from about 70% of the town last night. JCP&L has been working around the clock to restore the dozens of power grids throughout town that are damaged. Much of the damage is due to fallen trees; our Parks & Forestry Department has also been working around the clock to remove trees that have damaged power lines, as well as those that are blocking roads and those that may be close to falling.
Preventing more trees from falling into power lines, and removing trees in dangerous positions, has been our priority given the power situation across town.
The trash collection schedule for today and tomorrow has yet to be determined. All sanitation staff is currently assisting with the storm cleanup.
The Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road, is currently open as a warming and charging center. It will be open until at least 9:00 p.m.
The Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha is now open as a warming and charging center. It will be open to at least 5:00 p.m. we are currently expecting to extend those hours.
JCP&L has not indicated a timeframe for the full restoration of power to the township. While we expect that power will be restored to most residents relatively soon, all residents should prepare to be without power for a matter of days, not hours.
The Township will continue to provide updates as the status of storm cleanup and power restoration progresses.