Storm update: Power outages; roads closed; warming and charging stations

Trees are down along with power lines on East Halsey Road

PARSIPPANY — JCP&L has approximately 78,232 outages in New Jersey to repair. Out of that total, 4,255 are Parsippany customers.

Please know they are working 16 hour long shifts to get the power restored as soon as possible. If you encounter linemen or their trucks parked and appear not to be working, please realize they need short breaks and sleep to safely do their jobs.

Here is a list of partially or fully blocked roads throughout Parsippany, along with downed or low hanging utility lines. We currently have 12 fully blocked roads, along with numerous others that partially one lane is passable. Everyone is working as quickly as possible to clear the roads.

Current highly travelled roads that are blocked:
• South Beverwyck Road between Bee Meadow Parkway and Reynolds Avenue
• Park Road between DeHart Drive and Geoffrey Drive
• North Beverwyck Road between Vail Road and Farrand Drive
• Jefferson Road between Parsippany Road and East Halsey Road
• East Halsey Road at Jefferson Road (access to office buildings from Parsippany Road on East Halsey only)
• East Halsey Road going west toward Route 287 can only make a right on to Jefferson Road which brings you to Smith Road

If you need to report a tree down, call the Mayor’s Action Center (973) 263-4262. If you need to report a power outage, please call JCP&L at (888) 544-4877.

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.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, is open until 5:00 p.m.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, Mt. Tabor Branch, 26 Simpson Avenue, is open until 1:00 p.m.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, Lake Hiawatha Branch, 68 Nokomis Avenue, is open until 5:00 p.m.

Parsippany Buffalo Wild Wings, 1540 Route 46 is open as a warming and charging center. Please let them know when you arrive and they will serve complimentary soft drinks. They are open until 2:00 a.m.