CARTERET — The borough remained in a state of emergency Wednesday and officials asked motorists to stay off of the roads. There are hundreds of downed trees, utilty lines and poles – and some streets are still impassable. While borough crews are focused on alleviating this situation as soon as possible and are working around the clock, conditions are expected to remain hazardous for at least the resk of the week.
Officials have been communicating with PSE&G in an attempt to expedite the restoration of power to borough residents. According to the utility, power may be out from several days to ten days for most of the borough, and as much as three weeks in some zones. As of 12:15 p.m., PSE&G reported that between 5,001 and 10,000 customers remain without electricity in Carteret.
ShopRite, McDonalds, CVS, and Walgreens are now open, borough officials reported.
There has been double-route garbage pickup is scheduled (Monday and Thursday routes will be picked up on Thursday, Tuesday and Friday routes will be picked up on Friday).
All meetings at Borough Hall and the Community Center have been cancelled.
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