Princeton Noon Storm Recovery Update for Feb. 6: Road Closures, Storm Clean Up and More

Kiera the dog expressing her displeasure with the wet snow. Photo: Michael Franken.
Kiera the dog expressing her displeasure with the wet snow. Photo: Michael Franken.

The following traffic lights are not functioning (as of noon):

Rt. 206/Mountain Ave.
Great Rd/Stuart Rd.
Rosedale/Province Line

The following roads are impassable due to storm damage:

Rosedale Road  between Johnson Park School and Elm Rd.
Mercer Street between Springdale Road and Lovers Lane
Province Line between Rt. 206 and Rosedale Road
Stuart Rd. between Bouvant and Hardy Drive

Carter Road  between Rosedale and Rt. 206 in Lawrence Township is closed until further notice for utility work.

Latest update from Princeton Administrator Bob Bruschi (edited):

Emergency Personnel met this morning at 9:30 to reassess the impacts of the latest weather system. During the overnight hours we experienced several new instances of trees and or significant sized branches coming down. In addition we continue to have many streets that have wires down and or trees and wires down. The town’s tree crews will handle any of the trees that do not have wires co-mingled within the branches. PSE&G has several tree crews in town that will handle the trees with the wires and they also have significant crews of electrical workers. They are devoting what they believe to be the necessary manpower and equipment to restore the power to the roughly 1,400 remaining properties.

With colder temperatures being forecast over the next few days, residents will continue to have available warming centers and/or a place to charge electronics. These are available throughout the weekend regardless of the status of the power restoration.  The library is available during all of their normal business hours with Witherspoon Hall available 24 hours a day. Residents are being asked to enter Witherspoon Hall through the police department entrance on valley road side. In addition McCaffrey’s is open during the normal business hours, there is wifi available and the upstairs area is available as a warming center.

It is very important that as PSE&G nears completion of the majority of the restoration that residents make sure that they have contacted PSE&G to verify if their properties are without power.  It is possible that there could be isolated properties whose power may be fed from different  sources/directions.  So if power is apparent in your neighborhood and you do not have power immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 We will continue to communicate with PSE&G to complete work needed in which to reestablish electric connections.

The town continues to have a couple of intersections that are controlled by traffic signals that have no power. Please exercise caution when utilizing these intersections they are at Great Road and Stuart Road as well as Mountain avenue at Route 206.

Our Public Works crews continue to do cleanup operations of both downed trees and residual snow removal efforts on some of the streets.  This will include snow removal in parking lots and along areas of the central business district.  Some of these activities are being conducted so as to provide the necessary room for snow storage in the event of another storm.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available you with further info when it is available.

As of 11:30 am this morning, many trees have been cleared by the Princeton Department of Public Works. Below is the current list of areas that still need attention.

Trees Down

100 block of Lafayette
1st block of Boudinot
200 block of Shadybrook La.
1st block of Moore
1st block of Pheasant Hill
Russell Rd
300 block of Jefferson Rd.
1st block of Hardy Dr.
900-1000 block of Stuart Rd.
Audubon/Province Line
Brooks Bend
Castle Howard Ct.
Mercer between Lovers and Springdale
Poor Farm Rd.
Prettybrook btw Great/Pheasant Hill
Rosedale at Christopher

Wires Down

1200 block of Great Rd.
100 block of Balcourt
1st block Horner La
200 block of Mercer
300 block of Western Way
1st block of Caldwell
700 block Prospect
Robert Rd
1st block of Jefferson
Bertrand Dr.
Elm Rd. /Alison Rd
Evergreen Cir
Hemlock Cir
Hun Rd.
Lake at Riverside
Linden at Hamilton
Maple St
McCosh Cir.
Morgan Pl.
Parkside Dr.
Province Line/Rosedale
Rosedale Lane
Woodside at Prospect

Trees and Wires

1000 block of Mercer
1000 block of Stuart Rd
1st block of Dickinson
1st block of Hemlock
1st block of Dodds
1st block of Bank St.
1st block of Haslet
200 block of Mercer
1st block of Race
1st block of Mason Dr.
1st block of Lovers
500 block of Mercer
1st block of Bertrand
Basin St.
Clover/Deer Path
Drakes Corner
Edgerstn/Hun Sch
Lilac at Hodge
Mt Lucas/Ewing
Rosedale/ Gen. Johnson JP School
Snowden/Smoyer Pk.
Stuart/Cherry Hill
Tyson La.
Winant/Hun School

Block numbers indicate a range on any given street where a problem exists. If your specific house number is not listed but your block is, we have any wires/trees down on our list. DPW crews are working to clear all streets, and PSE&G has been notified of downed wires.