Storm recovery and assessment continues in Summit. DPW crews are clearing fallen trees from roads and are waiting for JCP&L to de-energize the remaining trees that need to be cleared. JCP&L crews are working at substations to complete repairs there before work on individual streets begins. We are anticipating that this will be a multi-day restoration process and will continue to provide updates as received from JCP&L.
Beginning at approximately 1PM today an outdoor charging station will be available in the Broad Street east parking lot. Check the city website for details in the next hour or so at https://www.cityofsummit.org
The Summit Transfer Station is open and residents can dispose of storm debris until 3:45PM today. The Transfer Station is open Tuesday to Friday from 7:45AM to 3:45PM and Saturdays from 7:45AM to 4:45PM. The Department of Community Services will provide curbside pickup of storm debris early next week. The schedule is still being finalized.
Free ice and water available to JCP&L customers without power
ice in the following Summit area locations:
· ACME, 1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, Union County
· Kings, 393 Main Street, Chatham, Morris County
· Shop Rite of Chatham, 641 Shunpike Rd / Southern Blvd, Chatham, Morris County
· Kings, 184 Columbia Tpk., Florham Park, Morris County
· Kings, 977 Valley Rd, Gillette, Morris County
· Shop Rite of Millburn, 220 Main Street, Millburn, Essex County
· Kings, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, Essex County
· Shop Rite of Springfield, 727 Morris Tpke, Springfield, Union
· Shop Rite, 1153 Valley Road, Stirling, Morris County
· Kings, 784 Springfield Ave, Summit, Union County
The City of Summit Fire Department has recently received a number of emergency calls related to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in homes from generator use. Employ the following safety tips when using a generator:
• Never use a generator inside a home, garage, crawl space, or other enclosed areas. Fatal carbon monoxide fumes can build up that neither a fan nor open doors and windows can properly ventilate.
• Professionally installed stationary home generators produce carbon monoxide and can cause carbon monoxide to enter the home. Ensure openings near a generator are sealed shut.
• Always use a generator outdoors in a location away from open windows, vents, or doors.
• Always have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. Check to ensure it is in proper working order, especially when running a generator.
• Use extension cords that are grounded and rated for generator use. Coiled cords can get extremely hot; always uncoil cords and lay flat in open locations.
• Never plug a generator directly into a home outlet. If connecting a generator into a home electrical system, have a qualified electrician install a power transfer switch.
• Take precautions to protect your generator from exposure to rain and snow, and never operate under wet conditions.
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