Trees Crash into Houses, Thousands Without Power, Roads Closed
Residents urged to stay off the roadways. Sandy leaves thousands without power.
Trees have fallen on houses throughout the township. Roadways are littered with branches and debris as Hurricane Sandy has left thousands of Wayne residents without power.
Authorities are urging residents to remain off the roads. There are numerous poles, wires, transformers, and trees down throughout the town.
“The road closures are too numerous to list at this time,” Police Chief John Reardon said in a press release issued early Tuesday morning.
PSE&G estimates that more than 10,000 residents are without power.
Much of Black Oak Ridge Road, the Packanack Lake section of town, and parts of Route 23 are without power. Traffic lights on Black Oak Ridge Road and Route 23 are not operating. Jughandles on Route 23 remain closed.
No decision on whether schools will be open tomorrow has been issued.
Flooding is not a problem. The Pequannock, Pompton, and Passaic rivers are all below flood stage.
Reardon said there is ‘no estimate’ as to when power will be restored.
"This was a rough one, no doubt about it," said Kathy Osbourne as she sat in Greenberry's cafe. "It could have been a lot worse."
For more emergency information call the town's emergency information hotline at 973-694-5050.