Wednesday morning storm aftermath update (9 a.m.)

The storm brought a tree down at the corner of Terhune Road and Turner Court on Tuesday.
Photo by Dennis Scheil.

Crews have been working throughout the night the restore power and clear roads of fallen trees throughout the region. Overnight, PSEG was able to restore power and get Route 1 reopened. Police in several municipalities are asking residents not to call them for information on power restoration times. They do not have the answers you seek. Contact your power company instead. PSE&G is reporting that some people will have power restored today or tomorrow. Others may not have power restored until as late as Aug. 10 or 11, according to PSE&G. About 300,000 PSE&G customers in the state are still without power.

In Mercer County, 22 percent of PSE&G’s customers are still without power, or about 15 percent of its customers in the county. In Princeton, about 4,550 homes and businesses are still without power. In West Windsor, about 4,700 PSE&G customers are without power. In Trenton, power was restored to many residents overnight and about 2,700 people are still without power. In Ewing, 2,800 customers are still without power. In Montgomery, 1,829 households and businesses are still without power. In the Hopewell Valley, about 830 PSE&G customers in Hopewell Township are without power, a handful of Hopewell Borough residents are without power, and about 125 Pennington residents and businesses still have no power.

According to PSE&G, about 4,400 homes and businesses are without power in South Brunswick. In Plainsboro, about 1,200 PSE&G customers are still without power, and only about 90 customers in Cranbury are still without power.

JCP&L customers in Mercer County and the surrounding region have not had service restored as quickly. About 10,900 households and businesses, or sixty percent of customers in Mercer County, are still without power, including 7,337 customers In East Windsor, 713 in Hightstown, 1,254 in Robbinsville, 1,279 in West Windsor, and 891 in Hopewell Township.

In South Brunswick, fire departments responded to a number of homes with high carbon monoxide levels overnight because of generators being used improperly. One woman in her 60s is hospitalized from her exposure. Do not use generators indoors.

Princeton and South Brunswick have both set up charging and cooling stations. Princeton residents can visit the community room at the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street to charge devices and stay cool from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. South Brunswick’s charging and cooling station is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Brunswick Senior Center.

Road closures

Numerous area roads remain closed and traffic lights at other intersections are not operating.

Snowden/Herrontown, State Rd. (Northbound, detour Ewing to Herrontown)
Stuart Road (Detour onto Bouvant Drive)
Cleveland Lane (between Lafayette Road and Library Place)
Laurel Road
Hamilton Avenue (between Leavitt Ln/Snowden Ln)
Spruce Street (East of Linden Ln)
Rosedale Road (between Province Line Rd. and JP School)
Herrontown Road (near Autumn Hill Rd.)
Brook Stone Drive (PSE&G on scene)
Pheasant Hill Road
Broadripple Road
Queenston Place
Edgerstoune Road (the west end)

West Windsor
There are road closures throughout town, wires down, and some are live. Utility companies are on scene working to restore power. Old Trenton Road in the area of Mercer County Community College is still closed. Mill Road is closed between Rumford and Terry. Harris Road is closed between Springwood and Clarksville. For more detailed information about issues in West Windsor, visit a Google map of known issues.

Dutchtown Harlingen Road is closed between Route 206 and Holly Drive due to trees down.

South Brunswick
Route 27 – between Kingston Terrace and Promenade Boulevard
Freshponds Road – between Route 130 and Davidson Mill Road
Dunhams Corner Road – between Church Lane and Cranbury –South River Road
Friendship Road – between New Road and Broadway Road
Stevens Road
Miller Road
Old Road
Taylor Road at Jefferson Court

Traffic Lights Out:
Route 130 / Route 522
Route 130 / Deans Rhode Hall Road
Route 27 / Raymond Road
Route 535 / Thatcher Road
Georges Road / Ridge Road / Culver Road
Deans Rhode Hall Road / Fresh Ponds Road


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