Power Could Remain Out Until Sept. 4
Most roads have been reopened
For those River Edge and Oradell residents still without power, bad news has continued. PSE&G may not be able to restore electric to all homes until Sept. 4. Even the River Edge Police Department is continuing to use a generator for power.
The good news is that the Hackensack River in New Milford, which reached a staggering height of 11.84 feet, has fallen to 9-feet by 8 a.m. and will continue to drop throughout the day.
"There is no new flooding and we're just waiting for the water to go down," Oradell Officer John Campbell told Patch. "The Oradell Avenue Bridge will remain closed until the county can inspect it, but New Bridge Road is open. Oradell Avenue beyond the bridge and New Milford Avenue are still closed due to flooding."
Down by New Bridge Landing, flooding is still occuring along the historic buildings and the New Milford side of River Edge Road has remained closed, according to River Edge Police Lt. Michael Walker.
"The only way to cross the river right now is to go down to Old Hook Road, unless you have a helicopter," Walker said.
Since the River Edge Fire Department has been on call for over 24-hours, the department will not assist in pumping water out of basements at this time.
The 8 p.m. curfew for Oradell residents on Monday will remain in place, according to the Oradell Office of Emergency Management.
Commuters will still need to find alternate ways to work at least for today. N.J. Transit lines are suspended for Monday and buses are running on a modified weekday schedule.