95 Percent of Montville Without Power, Mayor Says
Most township roadways reopened Tuesday night.
The majority of Montville Township was without power Tuesday after Tropical Storm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey Monday night.
Mayor Tim Braden said the township remained in a state of emergency as 95 percent or more of the township's residents were without power. The latest timeline for when power would be restored, he said, was the same as what was given pre-storm: outages could last 7 to 10 days.
However, the mayor said the storm did not cause any damage to people.
"Nobody was hurt," he said.
Private electric crews were hired by the township to take care of the electric lines while DPW crews worked on clearing the roadways.
"In actuality, most of the lines are dead," Braden said.
"We are setting up comfort stations at three firehouses," Braden said.