Route 206 is now open between Herrontown Road and Ewing Street in Princeton Township, and the construction project that began there last week has been put on hold. Jefferson Road has also been reopened. It was closed earlier in the day because of a water main break.
As of 3:30 p.m., the following roads have been confirmed closed in the Montgomery and Princeton area: Cherry Hill Rd. is closed between the southern end of Cherry Brook Drive and Cherry Valley Road, Dutchtown-Zion Road is closed from Pin Oak to Rt. 601, Rt. 518 (between Laurel Ave. & Old Georgetown Rd. in Franklin Twp.), Bunker Hill Road closed (on Canal side), Pin Oak Road is now open.
Police stress the importance of not going around road barricades, for your own safety. If a road is closed, don’t take a chance, find an alternate route.
Areas of Montgomery still experiencing power outages include Portions of Cherry Valley (PSE&G working in area), Dutchtown-Zion Rd. (PSE&G working, almost restored), Vicinity of Lynchburg Ct. off Bridgepoint Rd. (PSE&G trucks are in vicinity), Vicinity of Woodchuck Dr./Grouse Ct. off Sunset Rd. PSE&G trucks are also working in the vicinity of Kildee Rd. Sycamore Lane power is now restored.
About 140,000 PSE&G customers in the state are still without power, with the worst outages in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Middlesex counties. Under 5,000 Mercer County area residents are still without power. Many Princeton residents in the downtown area had their power restored Sunday night, but as of this afternoon there are still some residents without power in the less densely populated areas. Many residents in the Stuart Road area had their power restored around 2 p.m.
PSE&G tells parents to exercise caution if children are permitted to trick or treat, because there are still downed wires in some areas. The company recommends children be out only during daylight hours.
Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay away from all downed lines. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with. To report a downed wire and other visible equipment damage, call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross street.
NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Service is operating on or close to schedule. Tickets are being cross-honored today.
McCaffrey’s in the Princeton Shopping Center is now open.
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