Montville schools will remain closed early this week on both Monday and Tuesday.
According to Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried, the decision to keep the schools closed was recommended by the township's Office of Emergency Management. Montville police said in a Nixle alert the schools will be closed "due to the hazardous conditions caused by fallen trees and downed power lines in many areas of the township."
Several schools remained without power throughout the weekend after Tropical Storm Sandy brought down trees and power lines throughout the township. St. Pius X School will also be closed on both Monday and Tuesday.
The schools will be making a decision on whether to open on Wednesday by Tuesday afternoon. If road conditions allow it, the district is planning to open to students and teachers on Thursday and Friday, days that schools were originally supposed to be closed for the NJEA Convention which has been cancelled.
While school is closed, the Montville Township Public Library is now open and welcoming parents and students of all ages. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and does have Wi-Fi connection available.