The recent winter storms saw numerous power outages throughout High Bridge. Borough officials including Mayor Mark Desire, Emergency Management Coordinator Joseph Trilone, CERT Team Leader Gabi Oliver, along with Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Squad and Department of Public Works personnel, responded immediately. The community is thankful for their dedication to carrying out their responsibilities so thoroughly.
Mayor Desire and Mr. Trilone interacted daily with Hunterdon County Emergency Management officials and Area Managers from JCP&L. Critically important and sometimes time sensitive information was conveyed throughout each day beginning on the evening of Friday, March 2nd, when the first snowfall came. That night, Police Headquarters was used as the Borough command center and on Saturday, March 3rd, an Emergency Operations Center was opened at Borough Hall where officials met and continued to coordinate response efforts. Numerous homes lost power and some for an extended period of time. All reports are that everyone has had power restored.
The Borough communicated through Public Service Announcements, Nixle alerts from the Police Department and use of other social media in order to convey information to the public as quickly as possible. Residents can be included on the PSA distribution list by requesting it at Borough Hall or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General questions that residents or businesses may have about the winter storm response can call Borough Hall at 908-638-6455.
Anyone that needs to report a power outage or a downed power line call JCP&L at 888-544-4877.