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Downed Trees Close Several Sparta Roads

Residents are also experiencing power outages throughout the township Monday night.

Sparta Police said as of 6 p.m., several roads are closed throughout the township from downed trees as Hurricane Sandy continues to impact the area on Monday night.

The following roads are closed, according to a release from Sgt. John Paul Beebe:

  • Stanhope Road at the intersection of Green Apple Road
  • The #100 Block of Alpine Trail
  • Route 94 is partially blocked by the Sussex Technical School.

A tree fell on a house on Summit Trail in Lake Mohawk, which also closed the road, according to Beebe.

Beebe said the tree caused extensive damage to the roof. He said there were no injuries reported, and the homeowner is in the process of making temporary repairs.

Beebe said Sparta Police is currently running on generator power, and all electronic and communication systems are functioning properly.

Beebe said the Sparta OEM Operations Center was activated at 8 p.m. Sunday, and Police Chief and OEM Coordinator Ernest Reigstad and his staff are on post and overseeing operations.

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