UPDATE 11:30 A.M., WEDNESDAY:
Mayor Brauckmann has the following to report regarding PSEG:
It is imperative that if you have a power outage, you call 1-800-436-PSEG to be put on their list. Please select the prompt to receive notifications regarding your service request.
Unfortunately, Burlington County was severely affected with power outages reporting 40,000 without power. PSEG is prioritizing their efforts but it is going to take them possibly into the weekend to restore some of the lower priority jobs. Please make arraignments if this affects you as the projected time frame they give you may be accurate.
PSEG has 600 regular employees working around the clock and have 100 PSEG Newark linemen in South Jersey to help. They have contracted approximately 300 linemen to assist plus an additional 300 contracted tree cutters to help manage their efforts. It is a monstrous effort but they are doing their best.
Please share this information with friends or neighbors, especially those who may be without power and have no access to the Internet.
Cinnaminson schools, St. Charles and Westfield Friends are School Halloween activities are postponed to Friday.
Here are two messages from Cinnaminson Mayor Don Brauckmann:
School is closed for the same reason Halloween is postponed. We still have a lot of trees down, some mixed in with power lines that are creating hazards. The school is concerned for children walking to our schools and getting to their bus stops.
Township trees down (trees between the sidewalk and street) were estimated at 50 today and we are estimating double that for ones on private property. We are doing our best but some are large trees and the ones mixed with power lines require PSEG to get there first. This causes delays with our clean up efforts.
Thank you to residents for their understanding and cooperation.
The governor has declared that NOBODY should be recognizing Halloween tomorrow (Wednesday) for the reason we have already stated (safety reasons with down trees and power lines).
Right now, our plan is the same as Palmyra, Riverton, Moorestown, and Mount Laurel, which will recognize Friday as Halloween.
Governor Christie will declare my special resolution tomorrow (Wednesday) which day New Jersey will recognize Halloween and Cinnaminson Township will follow his resolution (whichever day he declares).
I will advise further tomorrow (Wednesday) after his conference call with mayors.