With just a handful of outages reported in the township on Monday morning the administration said cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy and the ensuing Nor'easter will take months and ask residents for their help in the process.
Following the two storms Township Manager Helene Schlegel said there is a lot of work to be done with downed trees and wires having made a mess of the town's power grid and people's properties. "Our public works department has been working seven days still clearing trees after wires have been removed and picking up the debris," she said. "Many residents have not yet even had the opportunity to get their damaged trees cut and to the curb."
Schlegel said crews from the township will be going around collecting the brush and debris but said it will be "a daunting task. She added it will take several months until the work is done based on the severity of the storm and the size of the town. "Although our destruction was not nearly the devastation that the shore experienced, because of the physical characteristics of our town, the amount of tree damage was extraordinary."
For those residents who are able to bring in their own brush and leaves the recycling center on Old Tavern Road will be open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. "as long as necessary," Schlegel added.
For those people still without power while their neighbors have service they are encouraged to call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877.