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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.

The shelter at Montville Township High School was closed Tuesday afternoon, but a new shelter was opened at the Cedar Hill Elementary School. 

"We are setting up comfort stations at three firehouses," Braden said.

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Kim4 October 30, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Any update? My folks live in town, and I am up in Massachusetts. I haven't heard from them since Saturday evening. Thank you- Kim Janssen (daughter of Joe and Sue Quade)
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Hi Kim, This was our latest update, posted less than an hour ago.
Deborah October 31, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Please keep these updated posts coming! I'm in Chicago and my sister, her husband and six children live in Towaco. Her cell phone battery went dead today and a tree fell on their house and car. Thank you! (sister to Joanna and Paul Hofbauer)

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