RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township, and much of Hunterdon County, are dealing with power outages and more following Tropical Storm Isaias that blew through New Jersey Tuesday.
According to a report from Raritan Township Office of Emergency Management, about 24,000 JCP&L customers in Hunterdon County are without power, and they are advising that restoration will likely take days. Residents should begin to make their own arrangements for the coming days.
The OEM said Wednesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny conditions, and those who are unable to stay in their homes should stay with friends or family, or in a hotel. A shelter should be an absolute last resort because of COVID-19.
In addition, wires are down in municipalities throughout the county, and a flood warning remains in effect.
Raritan Township is also urging residents to be aware of trees that are uprooted, but might be hung up in debris. Those removing trees or vegetative debris should check for utility wires that might be entangled.
Those needing assistance should contact the Hunterdon Helpline at 908-782-4357 or 1-800-272-4630.
These are the roads with full or partial closures in the county, according to the county website:
- Rock Road East, West Amwell
- Thatcher Road, Kingwood
- Union Road, Kingwood
- Muddy Run Road, Kingwood
- Lower Oak Grove Road, Kingwood
- Ellis Road, Holland Township
- Stamets Road, Holland Township
- Crabapple Hill Road, Holland Township
- Longview Road, Tewksbury
- Mine Road, High Bridge
- McCann Mill Road, Tewksbury
- Curtis Drive, Raritan Township
- Adamic Hill Road, Holland Township
- Old Clinton, Raritan Township
- Pennsylvania Avenue, Raritan Township
- Kingwood Avenue and Horseshoe Bend, Frenchtown
- Stanton Station Road, Raritan Township
- Hardscrabble Hill Road, Raritan Township
- Old Clinton Road, Raritan Township
- Grape Fox Road, Raritan Township
- George Street, Lambertville City
- Fairmount Road E., Tewksbury
- Rocktown Hill Road, West Amwell
- Route 523, from Bonetown to S. Autumn Leaf, Raritan Township
- Route 514, from Clover Hill to Cider Mill, Raritan Township
- Route 615, from Baker Road to Sky Manor, Franklin Township
- Route 609, from Amwell Road to Larsen Road, East Amwell
- Route 579, from Route 12 to Route 616, Franklin, Delaware, Raritan Township
- Route 616, from Route 617 to Route 579, Franklin Township
- Route 579, from Route 616 to Route 615, Franklin Township