Watch the video of Gov. Chris Christie’s 10 a.m. briefing on New Jersey’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. (Video courtesy of the governor’s office)
TRENTON – New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urges all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.
RAHWAY — Vehicle traffic in Rahway is currently restricted to first responders and Department of Public Works staff because of dangerous conditions, officials announced Tuesday morning. Violators will be subject to having their vehicles impounded.
STATE — More than 2 million New Jersey utility customers were without power Tuesday morning as a result of storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. PSE&G reported 1.2 million customers without power; Jersey Central Power & Light reported more than 930,000 and Atlantic City Electric reported 188,000 power outages.
PISCATAWAY — Soldiers from the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, mobilized for Hurricane Sandy provide assistance to displaced residents at an emergency shelter at the Livingston Recreation Center and Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway Township on Monday, Oct. 29.
TRENTON– The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has reopened the entire length of the Garden State Parkway to traffic in both directions. Motorists can utilize the roadway immediately and should expect the resumption of tolls at 2 p.m.
CRANFORD — Police are reminding residents to stay off the road: a ban on non-essential and non-emergency traffic remains in effect.
PERTH AMBOY — A state of emergency remained in effect at the state and local levels at 6 a.m. this morning, city officials reminded residents.
UNION COUNTY — Widespread power outages are being reported this morning throughout Union County, with every municipality affected.