Thursday morning in Howell figures to be a lot like Wednesday here in town and throughout the county.
The Howell Public Schools and Freehold Regional High School District schools will be closed again. There is no word on whether they will be closed again on Friday.
Howell Township Municipal offices are also scheduled to be open for residents needing assistance. The Emergency Operations Center is still operating for any residents with storm related non-emergency questions. The number for the center is 732-938-4111.
While there is no full travel ban in effect residents are still asked to keep their travels to a minimum in the town. Many of the more rural roads have trees and wires down making driving hazardous and most traffic lights on Route 9 were also out of commission as of Wednesday night. The only ways to switch from northbound to southbound lanes on Wednesday was at Aldrich Road and on Route 195.
Gas is also still an issue as of Wednesday night. The Wawa at White Road on Route 9 was scheduled to open on Wednesday evening and there were already reports of a long line of people hoping to fill up their tanks following the storm.
For those people looking for generators they are not easy to come by and the Lowe's and Home Depot in town have sold hundreds of machines in just the past few days alone.
Other places with power in town as of Wednesday included the Target near Lowe's as well as the Stop & Shop. The Acme in Freehold also looked to be open near Elton Adelphia Road.
Most Monmouth County offices will also be closed on Thursday. The Clerk of Elections is scheduled to be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Election Day just a few days away.
For those residents available there will be a clean up crew meeting at the new Town Hall at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning.