For those trying to get around the area of the Morris County Courthouse, we have good news: the utility pole accident that happened there Tuesday morning has been cleared.
The bad news is the larger of two separate incidents, involving a garbage truck catching low-hanging wires at Mills and Washington streets around the same time, is expected to not be repaired until Wednesday morning.
Mayor Tim Dougherty said a conversation with JCP&L area manager Stan Prater this evening indicated a detour currently in place because of that accident this morning will continue throughout the night, and that those repairs would not begin until the morning.
As the wires down at Washington and Mills are still live, it was discussed whether or not to power them down for the night, which would result in the potential loss of power for customers in that area. "I'm hoping they don't," Dougherty said, noting an on-site observer was suggested as an alternative.
The decision to power down or not was not reached by the end of the call. "We're hoping they can wait until tomorow," he said.
According to a Nixle.com alert Tuesday night, some areas of town may experience power interruptions Wednesday while the utility poles are repaired.