As of Thursday afternoon more intersections were being opened in Howell following Hurricane Sandy.
The township announced that in addition to the already open intersection at Route 9 and Aldrich Road the Howell Police have cleared the intersection of Route 9 and Lanes Mill Road as well. Just outside Howell's borders the intersection of Route 9 and Adelphia Farmingdale Road has also recently been opened. All other intersections are still limited to drivers staying on their side of the road and all motorists are urged to follow any posted signs or detours.
The Howell Public Schools are also closed again on Friday.
For those residents without water, stations are once again being set up across the town. Those seeking water are asked to bring their own containers to the sites. The township and the borough of Farmingdale are working together and added a few new sites to the ones open yesterday. They are:
1. Southard Fire House - Rt 9 N (please enter through the Town Hall Municipal Building on Rt 9 North)
2. Adelphia Fire House - Rt. 524
3. Ramtown Fire House - Ramtown Greenville Road
4. Howell Township Department of Public Works - Old Tavern Road
5. Howell 1st Aid Building - Kent Road
6. Freewood Acres Fire House - 17 East 5th Street
7. Famingdale Fire House - Main Street
In an email to residents the administration said there are no issues currently with city water for those using New Jersey American Water or the Brick MUA. "NJAW is asking customers to voluntarily conserve water as some of their facilities are operating on emergency generators," it said. "We want to emphasiz that service has not been interrupted and the company has not issued any boil water advisories."
With work still to be done the township said efforts are continuing to get the things fully operational. "Currently the Township is mobilizing staff and volunteers to clear the extensive aftermath," the township said. "We are asking residents to assist us with clearing any areas without downed wires. Again, we cannot stress enough, for your safety, to stay away from downed wires. Assume every wire is a downed wire."
For those residents looking to charge their mobile devices, the township announced a charging station has been established at the Verizon store in the Lanes Mill Plaza Shopping Center.
The recycling center on Old Tavern road will also be open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brush and leaves to be delivered.