CLARK — As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, PSE&G reported that between 2,001 and 5,000 customers were waiting to have electricity restored. Township officials estimated that three-quarters of Clark is without power. The utility has informed the Mayor that they are working on getting their power stations up and then they will be coming into the towns to start addressing issues there.
Officials have asked residents not to call 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency situation, such as live wires or a medical emergency with police assistance required.
Clark Public Schools will remain closed through the rest of the week, officials announced. Parents are asked to keep their children off the streets from dusk to dawn. There are wires down throughout the town, compounded by the fact that most areas of the town do not have operating streetlights.
The Public Works Department is continuing to open up all the streets that they can, however, if there are wires down, they must wait for PSE&G to assist in removing the tree and/or branches.
The Public Works Department will be out to cut up township trees and to pick up branches. Residents are asked to put all branches by the curb. If you have a township tree that has fallen, call Public Works at 1-732-428-8402 and leave a message. The township has hired private contractors to assist with this massive clean-up.
For updated information, check www.ourclark.com, TV 36 and Radio Station AM 1700.
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