Harding Advisories/Notices

3/12/2018 - 3-12-2018 Winter Nor'easter Storm Information

-  If residents would like to sign up for direct messages to your phone visit www.hardingnj.org/police   or CLICK HERE

Everbridge message sent 3/12/18 10:15 AM

Glen Alpin Rd will be closed for an undetermined amount of time today.  This is necessary to help JCP&L to restore power to that area.

 

Everbridge message sent 3/12/18 9:04 AM

 

Harding Township has ALL ROADS OPENED!  There are still 245 customers out of power but the estimate for full restoration is today by 11:30 PM.  JCP&L has been calling customers to make sure they have those in the affected areas covered correctly and that all have power is back up and running.  If you continue to have problems once your area has been restored, contact JCP&L directly to report your outage.  There may be an individualized problem.

 

  

Everbridge message sent 3/11/18 1:59 PM

 

Harding Township OEM and Morris County OEM are closely monitoring the possibility of another storm that could affect our area Monday into Tuesday this week. The current estimate for full restoration from the last 2 storms is now tomorrow by 11:30 pm. If you are still out of power and have individualized SPECIAL NEEDS, please call (973) 267-8000, extension 1988. Leave a message and we will do what we can to assist

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/11/18 11:57 AM

 

We have been told that JCP&L has been working in town and continues to work towards full restoration.  Harding Township Municipal building is available as a warming/charging center (Contact HTPD).  Ice and water are available at Shoprite's of Bernardsville and Chatham.  Roads currently closed or obstructed include: Pleasant Plains Rd, Post House Rd, Elm Street, and Long Hill Rd.  There are still numerous other areas with low hanging wires so please continue to treat them as energized and do not approach them.

 

Everbridge message sent 3/10/18 8:59 PM

 

Sand Spring Rd, Glen Alpin Rd, and Brook Drive South have been re-opened. Several areas of town had residents "trapped" with no access in or out for themselves or emergency vehicles. We are down to just a few of those cases on Millbrook Rd and Kennedy Lane. JCP&L has given conflicting information for restoration estimates. One source says March 14 11:30 PM. Another source provides the estimate as March 12 11:30 PM. Contact HTPD if you need access to the warming/charging center.

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/10/18 2:22 PM

 

Progress has been made in several areas of town.  After speaking with JCP&L this morning, several roads which had residences "shut-in" were cleared.  The power has not been fully restored but most streets are accessible for emergency vehicle access and for residents to go in and out.  Be careful when driving as there are several locations that are clear for travel but have low hanging wires.  Harding currently has 451 JCP&L customers out of power, 24%.  Crews are still working on Sand Spring Road and Glen Alpin Rd.  We are hopeful that those two locations could be complete today.  Full restoration of power estimate from JCP&L remains at March 14 by 11:30pm.  Free ice and water are available at the Shoprite's of Bernardsville and Chatham. 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/9/18 4:42 PM

 

The Harding Township Police and Harding Township OEM have continued close contact with the JCPL area manager regarding our power and road issues.  The priority for JCP&L continues to be those that were out of power from the storm from last week.  Village Road has been opened.  Crews have been on Sand Spring Rd all day and our understanding is that Glen Alpin Rd is in the same work order as Sand Spring Rd.  The current full restoration estimate for last week’s storm outages is tomorrow by 11:30 PM.  The current full restoration estimate for this week’s storm outages is March 14 by 11:30 PM.

 

There are currently 640 Harding residents out of power, which is 34%.  There are 11 roads that have closures.  We have identified 135 residences in Harding that do not have access in or out for themselves and/or emergency vehicle access.  If you cannot leave your home due to the trees, wires, or poles down and have specials needs, please call (973) 267-8000, extension 1988.  Leave a message on that line and we will do everything possible to assist.  If you need access to the warming and charging center, please contact the Harding Police at (973) 455-0500.

We urge again… there are numerous wires down, in trees, and on trees that are live.  DO not drive over these or go near them. As always, if you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

 

ROADS THAT HAVE CLOSURES:

Millbrook Rd

Glen Alpin Rd

Sand Spring Rd

Brook Drive South

Red Gate Rd

Cedar Hill Dr

Long Hill Rd

Kitchell Rd

Anthony Wayne Rd

Primrose Trail

Elm Street

 

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/8/18 8:32 pm

 

Unfortunately, we still do not have any estimated time of restoration yet. There are currently 1,269 Harding JCP&L customers out of power (66%). There are currently 12 road closures. As we get information, we will relay it.

 

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/8/18 2:29 PM

 

The Harding Township Emergency Operations Center is still operating at the municipal building.  The Harding Police and Harding Public Works continue to assess the damage of the most recent storm, including the damage from the previous storm.  Public works is aggressively trying to clear the roads.  There are numerous road closures which affect the access of public works to plow and clear roadways.  

 

We participated in a conference call today with Morris County Office of Emergency Management and JCP&L.  JCP&L was advised of Harding’s road closures.  We have been told that the first priority for restoration will be the areas that were still affected from the previous storm.  We identified the priority need of certain areas and streets which are closed that don’t have any access for residents to get in and out; or don’t have access for emergency vehicles.

 

JCP&L reports that the number of Harding customers out of power currently is 972, which is 51% of Harding JCP&L customers.  We have asked JCP&L for the estimated restoration time, but they have not provided this information yet.  We will continue to actively request this information from JCP&L.

 

We currently have 14 road closures in Harding.  Please do not drive around barricades or other warning signs and be sure to treat all wires down as live.  There are numerous live wires on the ground and around fallen trees which are still live.

 

For those residents out of power, the Harding Township Municipal Building remains available as a warming or charging center.  If you need access to the building, please contact the Harding Township Police.

 

Current Road Closures:

Glen Alpin Road

Sand Spring Road

Pleasant Plains Rd

Village Road

Long Hill Road

Millbrook Road

Brook Drive South

Red Gate Road

Primrose Trail

Elm Street

Lee’s Hill Rd

Cedar Hill Dr

Kitchell Rd

Anthony Wayne Rd

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/8/18 9:30 AM

 

The Harding Township Municipal Building is closed today; however, the Harding Emergency Operations Center is in operation. 14 roads have closures in town. Numerous trees, wires, and poles are down. We are still urging that you remain off the roadways. Many roads are still impassable. JCP&L is being notified of all incidents and we are awaiting their restoration estimates. ROADS CLOSED: VILLAGE RD, MILLBROOK RD, GLEN ALPIN RD, SAND SPRING RD, SPRING VALLEY RD (NEAR KITCHELL), BROOK DRIVE SOUTH, RED GATE RD, CEDAR HILL DR, KITCHELL RD, LONG HILL RD, LEES HILL RD, PRIMROSE TRAIL, ELM ST.

 

Harding Township Storm Update: 3-7-2018  9:07PM

 

Harding Township Storm Update

All residents are VERY STRONGLY urged to stay off the roadways tonight and tomorrow for as long as possible.  Please keep everything clear so that Harding Public Works can start the clearing process.  There are currently 15 road closures, 19 trees down, several telephone poles down, and numerous wires down.  Assume all wires are live and do not touch them.  As an extra word of caution... because of the snow, you may not even see the wires.  There are also numerous trees and branches partially blocking lanes of travel on numerous roads. 70% of Harding residents are out of power.  Again... please stay off the roads tonight and tomorrow!

 

EVERBRIDGE/REVERSE 9-1-1 SENT 3/7/18 4:57 PM

 

THE HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE AND THE HARDING TOWNSHIP OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISE THAT THE CONDITIONS OF THE ROADWAYS HAVE DETERIORATED QUICKLY AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS EXIST.  NUMEROUS ROADS ARE CLOSED DUE TO TREES, POWER LINES, AND POLES DOWN.  ROADS ARE IMPASSABLE AND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE ON.  YOU ARE URGED... DO NOT DRIVE.  IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1.

 

WE HAVE ALSO BEEN ADVISED THAT JCP&L HAS CEASED ALL OPERATIONS AT THIS TIME, FOR OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS.  THIS WILL MOST LIKELY AFFECT ANY PREVIOUSLY LISTED RESTORATION DATES AND TIMES.  AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1.

 

Everbridge Message sent 3/7/18 1:47 PM

 

Current forecast data shows the peak of the storm is approaching. We anticipate increased snow intensity throughout the afternoon and evening, with the peak of the storm reaching us between NOW and 7PM. We could see 1-2” per hour snowfall, with 2-3” per hour possible.. We also may experience white out conditions, with the possibility of over 1 ft. of snow with potential of 16”. CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES: VILLAGE RD, GLEN ALPIN RD, SAND SPRING RD, PLEASANT PLAINS RD

 

Everbridge message sent 3/7/18 9:30 AM

 

The Harding Township Police, OEM, and DPW continue to monitor today's storm.  All are urged not to travel.  We have been advised by JCP&L that they are continuing to work today to restore customers still out of power from the previous storm as long as it is safe to do so.  Those customers will have priority over any customers who may lose power today.  Currently, Harding has 39% of JCP&L customers out of power still.  Sand Spring Rd and Glen Alpin Rd (both still closed) are awaiting the arrival of new poles from Verizon before JCP&L can do any work.  Pleasant Plains is also still closed.  If you need access to the municipal building for a warming/charging center, contact Harding Twp Police.

 

 

Everbridge message sent 3/6/18 5:29 PM

 

A state of emergency has been declared by Governor Murphy starting at 8:00 PM tonight.  The Harding Twp Municipal building will be closed tomorrow; however, the Harding Emergency Operations Center will be operational at the municipal building.  The building is still available for a warming/charging center.  Contact Harding Police if you need access.

 

The Harding Township Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated tomorrow, just as it was during the past storm.  The EOC consists of the Harding Township Police, Harding Public Works, the Township Administrator, and the Office of Emergency Management.

Currently, 22% of Harding JCP&L customers are still out of power.  Glen Alpin Rd and Sand Spring Rd are closed and waiting for Verizon to set several new telephone poles.  Pleasant Plains Rd remains closed until JCP&L can clear the roadway. The restoration estimate is now March 8, 11:30 PM; However, this could easily change with the pending storm tonight into tomorrow.  In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.  If you need the Harding Township Police for a non-emergency or for access to the warming/charging center, call (973) 455-0500.

 

The following is a message from the Morris County Office of Emergency Management:

 

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has activated its Emergency Operations Center, and is monitoring the pending storm.

We have serious concerns with regards to the current forecast data due to our current Morris County electrical outage issues, and our many Morris County residents that still remain without power. At the time of this communication, we currently have 11,094 JCP&L customers without power. We spoke with members of the JCP&L team throughout the day, and it does not appear that we will see resolve of all of our pending outages prior to the arrival of this next storm. The current restoration time estimate provided by the JCP&L team is Thursday, March 8th at 11:30PM, however, we expect this estimate will likely change depending on the magnitude of the incoming storm.

With each forecast update, we see increased confidence that we will be dealing with a major storm, as snowfall totals have significantly increased since our communication yesterday. Current snowfall totals between 6-14” have been forecasted. At the height of the storm, we anticipate seeing snowfall rates of 1-2”+ per hour. The forecast data suggests that the snow is expected to begin late this evening and continue into Wednesday Morning with conditions quickly deteriorating by 9 or 10AM. We anticipate that the worst of the storm will be between 10AM - 7PM. Due to the heavy and wet nature of the snow, trees and power lines will once again be at a higher risk to come down, especially those that suffered damage from the last storm. Although the winds will not be as significant as the last storm, we anticipate seeing gusts between 25-35mph.

 

Please see below for our Winter Preparedness Tips:

 

Prepare at Home: Stock up!

-     Food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration

-     Water (1 gallon per person per day)

-     Flashlights and batteries

-     Battery powered or hand-crank radio

-     Battery powered clock

-     First Aid Kit

-     Medications and Medical Items (if necessary)

-     Cellphones with chargers

-     Pet food, water, and additional supplies

-     Baby supplies (formula, bottles, diapers, etc.)

-     Alternate heating methods (wood, coal burning stoves, etc.)

-     Warm coats, gloves or mittens, boots, and extra blankets

On the Road: Winterize your vehicle. 

-   Keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

-   Check tires for proper inflation

-   Check antifreeze

-   Pack emergency supplies in a backpack for a kit on-the-go: 

§    Ice scraper

§    Jumper cables

§    Tire chains

§    Small shovel

§    First Aid Kit

§    Flashlight and batteries

§    Warning Flares or reflective triangle

Have a Plan. Be Prepared. 

 


Everbridge message sent 3/6/18 1:15 PM

 

There have been some questions about the warming/charging center.  If you would like to utilize the center, please contact Harding Police at (973) 455-0500.  An officer will be dispatched.  If at the municipal building, use the call box at the door to contact a police dispatcher.

Everbridge message sent 3/6/18 11:15 AM

Harding residents out of power is down to 27%.  Glen Alpin Rd, Sand Spring Rd, and Pleasant Plains Rd remain closed.  The estimate from JCP&L for full restoration is now by 11:30 PM March 8.  This will most likely be impacted by the incoming storm scheduled to be in our area tonight and tomorrow.  Contact HTPD if you need access to the warming/charging center at (973) 455-0500. Harding PD, DPW, and OEM continue to monitor and prepare for the upcoming forecasts.

Everbridge message sent 3/5/18 at 5:41 PM:

 

Harding Township roads closed are down to 3: Glen Alpin Rd, Sand Spring Rd, and Pleasant Plains Rd. All other roadways are cleared. We are still waiting for numerous residents to be restored, however. 47% of Harding residents are still without power. Harding Township Municipal building remains available as a warming/charging center. If needed, contact HTPD.

Everbridge message sent 3/5/18 12:42 PM:

The estimate for full power restoration remains to be by 11:30 PM on 3/6/18.  Harding customers out of power remains approximately the same. The same 6 roads remain closed until JCP&L can clear the wires.  Harding Township PD, OEM, and DPW are already preparing for the next storm due Tuesday night/Wednesday.

Everbridge message sent 3/4/2018 @ 8:47pm


There are currently 53% of JCP&L customers in Harding without power, which is an increase from 45%. This number is expected to go up and down slightly during the restoration process. There are still 6 road closures in Harding. The Harding Township School will be open tomorrow with no buses available. Please DO NOT drive around barricades or cones. Contact the Harding Township Police if you need access to the warming/charging center.

 

Everbridge message sent 3/4/18 at 3:00 PM

 

The Harding PD and OEM just participated in a county-wide conference call and a statewide conference call.  JCP&L continues to work to clear roads and restore power throughout the county. There are currently 6 roads still closed in Harding. We remain at 45% of JCP&L customers out of power.  Do NOT drive around barricades or cones.  This is a serious safety issue.  If you need access to the municipal building for a warming/charging center, contact HTPD at (973) 455-0500.

 

 

THE HARDING TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER CONTINUES TO OPERATE AT THE HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT.  WE HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE MORRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AS WELL AS THE JCP&L AREA MANAGER.  THE ESTIMATE FOR FULL RESTORATION OF POWER FOR SOUTHERN MORRIS COUNTY, INCLUDING HARDING TOWNSHIP, IS BY 11:30 PM ON MARCH 6, 2018.

ALTHOUGH THE ESTIMATED FULL RESTORATION IS TWO DAYS AWAY, JCP&L HAS BEEN IN HARDING CLEARING ROADWAYS.  THE FIRST STEP FOR JCP&L IS ROAD CLEARING FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE PASSAGE.  THE SECOND STEP FOR JCP&L IS RESTORATION.  AS OF THIS DATE, THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN SOME RESTORATION IN TOWN.  AT THE HEIGHT OF THIS STORM, THERE WERE 90% OF HARDING TOWNSHIP JCP&L CUSTOMERS OUT OF POWER.  AS OF THIS UPDATE, THERE ARE 45% OF HARDING TOWNSHIP JCP&L CUSTOMERS OUT OF POWER.  WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF HARDING PUBLIC WORKS AND JCP&L, WE ARE DOWN TO 7 ROAD CLOSURES.  SEVERAL OF THESE CLOSURES INVOLVE LIVE WIRES.  PLEASE ADHERE TO WARNINGS, BARRICADES, AND CONES.  ALL WIRES SHOULD BE TREATED AS LIVE. AT THE HEIGHT OF THIS STORM, HARDING TOWNSHIP HAD 57 TREES OR POLES DOWN WHICH INVOLVED 29 ROAD CLOSURES.  THE HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE HAS ALSO PERSONALLY CHECKED ON 28 SENIOR CITIZENS IN TOWN.

THE HARDING TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING IS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS AS A WARMING/CHARGING CENTER.  PLEASE CONTACT THE HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE AT (973) 455-0500 IF YOU NEED ACCESS.  ICE AND WATER IS AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS WITHOUT POWER AT THE SHOPRITE OF CHATHAM AND THE SHOPRITE OF BERNARDSVILLE.

EVERBRIDGE IS THE ONLY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM USED BY HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE.  MOST NOTIFCATIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN PLACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA VIA FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.  FOLLOWING OUR ALERTS DURING THIS STORM, THERE HAVE BEEN 70 NEW EVERBRIDGE REGISTRATIONS.  TO REGISTER, GO TO WWW.HARDINGNJ.ORG/POLICE AND SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATIONS.

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:

VILLAGE ROAD

PLEASANT PLAINS ROAD

PRIMROSE TRAIL

GLEN ALPIN ROAD

BAILEY’S MILL ROAD

SAND SPRING ROAD

VILLAGE ROAD

 

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EVERBRIDGE MESSAGE SENT 3/3/18 AT 9:33 PM:

 

 

HTPD: JCP&L is now listing the full restoration of Harding Township residents to be complete by 3/6/18 11:30 PM. DPW has cleared everything possible at this time that does not involve wires. JCP&L must clear all wires before DPW can clear anything. If you would like to use the warming center at the municipal building, contact HTPD at 973-455-0500. The following is the current update of road openings/closures: Van Beuren Rd has been opened. Lindsley Rd. is now passable. Mt. Kemble has been opened. Remaining closed: Glen Alpin Rd. Village Rd. Bailey's Mill Rd. Pleasant Plains Rd. Sand Spring Rd. Primrose Trail Long Hill Rd.

 

 

The following messages have been broadcasted, today, March 3, 2018 -  If residents would like to sign up for direct messages to your phone visit www.hardingnj.org/police   or CLICK HERE

 

 

EVERBRIDGE MESSAGE SENT 14:18 PM 3/3/18: HARDING TOWNSHIP STORM UPDATE

 

HARDING TOWNSHIP CONTINUES THE CLEAN UP OF THE ROADWAYS IN TOWN.  JCP&L HAS ADVISED THAT "HARDING RESIDENTS SHOULD EXPECT TO BE OUT OF POWER FOR AT LEAST 2 DAYS."  THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IS AVAILABLE AS A WARMING CENTER FOR RESIDENTS IF NEEDED.  IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE CONTACT HTPD AT (973) 455-0500.  HARDING TOWNSHIP CONTINUES THE CLEAN UP OF THE ROADWAYS IN TOWN.  JCP&L HAS ADVISED THAT "HARDING RESIDENTS SHOULD EXPECT TO BE OUT OF POWER FOR AT LEAST 2 DAYS."  THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IS AVAILABLE AS A WARMING CENTER FOR RESIDENTS IF NEEDED.  IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE CONTACT HARDING TOWNSHIP POLICE AT (973) 455-0500.  JCP&L ICE AND WATER LOCATIONS NEARBY ARE Shoprite of Bernardsville AND Shoprite of Chatham.

 

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES WITHIN HARDING TOWNSHIP:

 

VILLAGE ROAD

LONG HILL ROAD

VAN BEUREN ROAD

PRIMROSE TRAIL

GLEN ALPIN ROAD

SAND SPRING ROAD

MOUNT KEMBLE AVENUE

BAILEY'S MILL ROAD

LINDSLEY ROAD

PLEASANT PLAINS ROAD



EVERBRIDGE UPDATE SENT 11:42 AM 3/3/18:

 

ROAD CLOSURES UPDATE

 

Roads continue to be closed. JCPL and DPW are still in the process of clearing roadways. Harding Township Municipal building is open for residents as a warming center.

 

ROADS CLOSED:

 

VILLAGE ROAD

LONG HILL ROAD

PLEASANT PLAINS ROAD

VAN BEUREN ROAD

LINDSLEY ROAD

PRIMROSE TRAIL

TEMPE WICK ROAD

GLEN ALPIN ROAD

BAILEY'S MILL ROAD

SAND SPRING ROAD

 


EVERBRIDGE MESSAGE SENT 8:08 AM 3/3/18: STORM ROAD CLOSURES

 

Harding Township Police advises: There are still continued road closures due to the effects of the storm from yesterday and this morning. HTPD, HT Public Works, and HT Office of Emergency Management continue to work to clear roadways. JCP&L are also working in the area. Treat any wires as active and live. Adhere to traffic restriction signs such as barricades and cones.

 

There are numerous continued effects of the March 2, 2018 winter storm.  Numerous roads are still closed.  JCP&L has NOT moved into the restoration process, though they have been continuing to clear roads for emergency access throughout the County.  If you encounter barricades, cones, or signs restricting traffic, please adhere to those warnings in place.  Treat any and all utility infrastructure as live wires.  The Harding Township Police, Harding Township Public Works, and the Harding Township Office of Emergency Management are working diligently together to assist in clearing roadways, responding to emergencies, and notifying JCP&L of downed wires.  The Harding Township Municipal Building is available to RESIDENTS of Harding Township as a warming center.

 

If you have any special needs or circumstances, please contact the Harding Township Police at (973) 455-0500.  If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

 

Thank you for your patience during this restoration process.

 

 

The following roads have closures in Harding Township:

 

BAILEY'S MILL ROAD

 

GLEN ALPIN ROAD

 

LINDSLEY ROAD

 

LONG HILL ROAD

 

MOUNT KEMBLE AVE (RT. 202)

 

PLEASANT PLAINS ROAD

 

PLEASANTVILLE ROAD

 

POST HOUSE ROAD

 

PRIMROSE TRAIL

 

SAND SPRING ROAD

 

SHALEBROOK ROAD

 

SILVERBROOK ROAD

 

TEMPE WICK ROAD

 

VAN BEUREN ROAD

 

VILLAGE ROAD

 

 

Sgt. Erik J. Heller, OIC

 

Sgt. Erik J. Heller

Officer in Charge

Harding Township Police

21 Blue Mill Road

P.O. Box 246

New Vernon, NJ 07976

Dispatch: (973) 455-0500

Office: (973) 455-1371

FAX: (973) 455-1135