New Providence sustained downed trees, downed power lines and power outages Monday due to a severe storm surge and a confirmed tornado that moved through New Providence Monday morning.
Power was restored to some areas of the borough, including the business district, according to a statement from the Borough of New Providence Monday evening.
“JCP&L has been assessing the damage and is currently working in New Providence,” according to the statement. “JCP&L reports that approximately 280 customers in New Providence remain without power. JCP&L expects that the majority of customers will be restored by midnight tonight, with the remaining customers restored early tomorrow. These are estimates by JCP&L based on the damage assessment they conducted throughout the day.”
The borough is reminding residents that generators must be
operated outside the house, away from open doors and windows to avoid carbon
“When traveling around town, please be aware of low hanging wires and exercise caution where barricades or traffic cones are present,” according to the statement.