No Additional Damage From Nor'easter, OEM Says
Roads are clear, power outage numbers remain the same.
Hopatcong may have gotten a tiny break after getting hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week.
The Nor'easter that started hitting the state on Wednesday night didn't have much of an impact on the borough, according to the OEM.
Officer Robert Haffner, coordinator of the OEM, said there were no additional outages from the snowstorm, and all roads are clear.
"Nothing really was caused additional by the storm," he said. "It was just an inconvenience for a little while, that's all."
Haffner said the trucks were out throughout the night, but they're done clearnig the roads now. He said a lot of the roads are dry.
The borough still remains 80 percent without power, 10 days after Hurricane Sandy caused severe damage across the borough.
Borough officials say they are in constant contact with JCP&L, and crews are out working 16-hour shifts everyday.
So far some residents have reported having power back on Chincopee Avenue, Lilchester Road, River Styx Road, Amherst Way, and Elba Point.
Hundreds of residents have been staying at the shelter set up at Hopatcong High School, as donations of food and clothing continue to come in throughout the country.
The school is now a regional shelter, and has been accepting residents from nearby towns. Mayor Sylvia Petillo said the shelter won't turn anyone down from staying.
Petillo recommends residents to sign up for emergency alerts at the Sussex County website by registering at http://www.sussex.nj.us/ and clicking the Outbound 9-1-1 icon.
The non-emergency number contact for the borough is 973-810-8346, and for emergencies call 911.