Crews continue to restore power throughout South Brunswick

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF JAMES RYAN

Crews continue to work to restore power throughout parts of South Brunswick. Several roads have been cleared of fallen debris and the roadways reopened. Several other roads remain closed and traffic lights at some intersections remain without power. Motorists are reminder not to drive around barricades or cones on closed roads.

As of 5 p.m. Aug. 5, closed roads include:

  • Route 27 – between Kingston Terrace and Promenade Boulevard
  • Freshponds Road – between Route 130 and Davidson Mill Road
  • Friendship Road – between New Road and Broadway Road
  • Old Road
  • Taylor Road at Jefferson Court

The following traffic lights are still out:

  • Route 130 / Route 522
  • Route 130 / Deans Rhode Hall Road
  • Route 27 / Raymond Road
  • Route 535 / Thatcher Road
  • Georges Road / Ridge Road / Culver Road
  • Deans Rhode Hall Road / Fresh Ponds Road

Over 1,800 homes remain without power. PSEG has indicated it could take a few days for full power to be restored, according to the statement.

The South Brunswick Senior Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a charging center.

The township is working on a special brush collection plan which will be posted on the township website in the coming days. Residents may bring branches/brush to the drop off area behind Sondek Park Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents should be prepared to show a driver’s license with a South Brunswick address in order to drop off brush. The site is video monitored and only brush is allowed to be dropped off. No contractors are allowed to use the site.