Moorestown officially moved into storm recovery mode Tuesday afternoon as cleanup efforts began.
The township’s emergency operations center closed at 1 p.m. and resources have been redirected to cleanup.
While Moorestown didn’t suffer much flooding, the township “took a pretty significant beating as far as trees down and wires down,” Det. Sgt. Lee Lieber of the Moorestown Police said.
Part of the town is still blanketed in darkness with power outages, according to Lieber. An outage map on PSE&G's website indicates there are between, 2,001 to 5,000 customers in Moorestown without power.
If you spot any downed power lines or trees on power lines, do not approach them. Assume that all lines are electrified and call PSE&G at 800-436-7734 to report the location. To report trees or debris blocking roadways, call Moorestown Police at 856-234-8300.
Moorestown government offices will be open Wednesday, Oct. 31. The town council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the IT room at the high school.
Moorestown public schools, Moorestown Friends School and Our Lady of Good Counsel School are closed Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treating and Candlelight Night
Both events are now scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2. Township manager Scott Carew said officials might revisit the trick-or-treating time later this week. Stay with Patch for details.
There are numerous road closures around town from fallen branches and trees. A list from Tuesday includes:
- Creek Road between Borton Landing Road and Centerton Road
- Borton Landing Road between Westfield and Salem Crossing
- Mount Laurel Road as it crosses Route 38—drivers must go west on Route 38 from southbound or east from northbound Mt. Laurel Road
- North Stanwick Road between Bridgeboro and Westover in front of the William Allen Middle School
- Centerton Road between Country Club and Laurel Creek Country Club
* Some of these may have since reopened.
A list of road closures sent out by the county late Tuesday included these roads in and around Moorestown:
- Moorestown — CR 603, Sutton Road
- Maple Shade — CR 609, Stiles Road
- Mount Laurel — CR 616, Church Road (near Moorestown-Mount Laurel Road)
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