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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for this area for Wednesday, November 26th, from 7 am to 10 pm.

Road conditions may be difficult.  Please plan accordingly. 

Monitor conditions at www.weather.com.

Drive Safe.

Township Administrator


JCP&L advised that they are monitoring developing weather conditions and preparing for the season's first significant snowfall, which could blanket northern New Jersey with up to nine inches of snow.

"FirstEnergy meteorologists are monitoring the weather conditions closely, and we are prepared to deploy resources to areas that may be impacted," said Tony Hurley, JCP&L Vice President of Operations.  "Our storm pre-planning, combined with the infrastructure enhancement projects we continue to do throughout the JCP&L service area, are designed to reduce the number of outages our customers could experience due to the weather and speed the restoration process if outages do occur."

Additional crews will be available to work on Thanksgiving Day if needed.

The forecast calls for up to nine inches of wet snow in much of the northern half of New Jersey starting Wednesday morning and continuing into the evening.  Heavy snow can snap tree limbs, damaging power lines and causing outages.

Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com.  In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department.  Customes should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.  Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.  Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.

For updated information on the company's current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.

JCP&L customers can also use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts.  The app is available for Apple iPhones and Androaid smartphones.  Customers can use the keywork "FirstEnergy" to locate the apps in the online store.

In addition, customers can use FirstEnergy's text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages.  Text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to get started. 

JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.  Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com.

Township Administrator



Kirby Hall will be re-dedicated this Sunday, November 30th, 4 to 6 p.m.

The building was a gift of the Kirby Family, long-time friends and residents of Harding Township.  Recently the Kirbys' have given a substantial sum for the renovations of our town hall.  Interior work is nearing completion.

The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting and light refreshments.

Join your neighbors to celebrate this generous gift of the Kirby Family..

Township Administrator

JCP&L Completes Inspections & Maintenance to Help Prepare System for Winter Weather

Preparing Equipment for Colder Weather Helps Enhance System Reliability

To read JCP&L's news release:


Township Administrator

Residential Safety Tips

Harding Township Police Chief Mark Giansanti and the Harding Township Committee want to alert residents of recent burglaries that have occurred in surrounding municipalities over the past few months.  It is always prudent to take basic safeguards and report any suspicious activity immediately to police.  (973-455-0500 - 0)

We are suggesting that residents:

  • Lock doors and windows, leave enough lights on to make your house appear occupied and activate your alarm when away.
  • Report suspicious behavior to HTPD, including motor vehicles and persons.
  • Keep an eye out for your neighbor's residence.
  • Call HTPD if you are going away so that we can place your residence on our watch list.

Township Administrator

Portable Generator Safety Tips

In the wake of recent storms, many people have inquired about using portable generators during storm events.  Portable generators are very attractive for emergency situations, but harbor significant safety risks and operational considerations.  Harding Township, in conjuction with Jersey Central Power and Light, recommend you follow these safety tips on the use of your portable generator.

Township Administrator

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Harding Township Municipal Offices  PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone: 973-267-8000     Fax: 973-267-6221

Harding Township Police Department  PO Box 246, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone:  (non-emergency) 973-455-0500     (emergency) 911     Fax: 973-455-1135