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Morning Update: Day 7 Without Power; Trick or Treating

No power for at least 6,000 in town; Halloween to take place today

Good Morning, Wall Township.

Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-treating, delayed by Hurricane Sandy, is to take place today from 1 to 5 p.m. Police warn that there are still numerous hazards in roads and walkways, so please, be careful.

The Wall School district is closed again today. A decision on whether to open Tuesday or the rest of the week is due today by about 2 p.m., according to Superintendent Daniel Simon.

The district’s website has been down since the storm, but a temporary site at www.classlink.com/wall has been established mainly to communicate about school closings/openings until the official site is functional again.

The Wall Township Education Association today between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. is collecting clothes, food and toiletries for local families and rescue personnel. The WTEA office is located at 1865 Route 35. Volunteers are also welcome. Please call, text, or email WTEA President Bill Chiesi for more information: wallpres1366@optimum.net or (908) 489-1867.

It is Day 7 without power for more than 6,000 customers in Wall Township. Jersey Central Power & Light is now saying that power will be restored to most customers by Wednesday, Nov. 7 but some customers may have to wait up to two weeks before the lights go on.  If you’re out of power still, we empathize. It’s not fun. And getting old.

Today is an odd day, numerically speaking. If your license plate has a final digit that is an odd number, lucky you! Go wait in a gas line to fill up your tank. Evens, you sit this one out until tomorrow.

For anyone keeping track, the Wall Township Police have responded to 1,468 calls since the beginning of the storm; Firefighters to 301 and EMS to 377, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

Most traffic lights are still out in town. But these lights are up and functioning:

  • Route 34 & Wyckoff Road
  • Route 34 & Airport Blvd.
  • Route 35 & Sea Girt Ave
  • Route 34 & Paynters Road
  • Route 34 & Lakewood Road,
  • Route 35 & Lakewood Rd
  • 17th Ave. & Route 71
  • 18th Ave. & Route 35
  • 18th Ave. & Route 71

And here’s the exhaustive list of road closures still in effect as you make your way around town today:

Lakewood Road @ Ramshorn

Spring St @ Sue St

Bailey's Corner Road @ "S" Turns

Wildwood @ Philadephia

8th Avenue @ Homestead Road

Marconi Road/ Diana Road

18th Avenue @ Campbell Road

2636 Fox Lane

3424 West Hurley Pond

1313 Boxwood Dr

Martin and Rustic

1017 Second Ave

4124 Atlantic Avenue

1904 Atlantic Avenue

2645 River Road

4164 Atlantic Avenue

West Chicago Blvd @ Village Road

34/Paynters

State Hwy 34 @ Hurley Pond

1100-Blk Gully Rd

1519 Bay Plaza

1751 Glendola Rd

New York Ave @ Newark

2604 Hickory Drive

2386 Linden Pl

1804 Murray Dr

1312 Allaire Road

2129 First Avenue

4001 West Hurley Pond

Wildwood @ Newark

Ramshorn Drive @ Logan Road

5300 Asbury Avenue

1115 Remsens Mill Rd

2122 Sawmill Road

2581 Alkongin Trail

1503 Allaire Road

915 Sixth Avenue

1036 Fifth Avenue

1712 M Street

1101 Gully Road

2715 Hayes Street

2151 Redwood Dr

 Sunset Terrace

2605 River Rd

1551 Logan Dr

Crestview Dr @ Oak Rd

903 Third Ave

Summit @ Ivy

2807 Hurley Pond

Ocean Rd @ Samuel Dr

Lenape @ Algonkin

1601 Grace St

18th Avenue @ Bridlemere

17th Avenue East/71

18th Avenue East/71

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