Two days after Hurricane Sandy, the cleanup efforts in Cinnaminson are well underway with public works dedicating all their efforts to tree removal.
Mayor Don Brauckmann reported there are about 20 homes without power left in Cinnaminson with thousands more spread out in the county.
EDIT: Mayor Don Brauckmann reported there are about 20 areas/clusters the township is aware of without power. Cinnaminson Patch regrets the error.
“We’re all over it,” Brauckmann said of cleanup efforts. “We’ve had three crews dedicated to nothing but tree removal.”
Tuesday morning, Brauckmann and Frank Locantore, administrator, toured the town for fallen trees.
“Our list was originally at 50, but there are still some that are on lines that we can’t cut,” Brauckmann said.
There are dozens more on private property and residents are encouraged to contact their insurance companies for assistance. Brauckmann said there are several people going around to homes with fallen trees to give estimates.
“Make sure whoever is removing your trees are insured, try to check references if you can,” Brauckmann said. “Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who are trying to exploit the opportunity.”
Public works are vigilantly working on township trees, which include trees on the grass between residential sidewalks and the street.
However, trees cannot be removed if power lines are interfering so the township must wait for PSEG first.
If you have a power outage, call 800-436-PSEG to be put on their list. Select the prompt to receive notifications regarding your service request.
Residents are encouraged to put out brush and leaves—separated—for public works to pick up.
“Hopefully, it will be picked up by the end of the week when we get rid of the trees,” Brauckmann said.
He also asks that residents work with neighbors to consolidate piles.
The township parks will also be addressed today. A fence at the Wood Park tennis court was at a 45-degree angle, two telephone poles fell and knocked down football lighting at Fountain Farms and the Memorial Park track is not clear yet.
“Use caution at our parks,” Brauckmann said.
, as per a directive order from Gov. Chris Christie. The Palmyra Halloween Parade has been rescheduled to Thursday.
Brauckmann said the township would be applying for disaster aid if it’s made available to the township.
Here is a list of streets that are still closed and trees that still need removal as of noon Wednesday:
- Fork Landing Road - flooding
- Windsor at Windsor Ct - electrical wires
- Stephen by Maureen - electrical wires
- Hunterdon by Middlesex - electrical wires
- Foxcroft and Woodhaven - electrical wires
- Willow and Fernwood - electrical wires
- Wayne between Windingbrook and Monticello - electrical wires
- Erlington and Whitebirch - electrical wires
- Wedgewood and Wynwood - electrical wires
- Broadwood and oakwood - electrical wires
- Saxony - electrical wires
- Beachtree - trees and wires
The following trees have yet to be removed:
- 500 Wayne Dr - wires
- Steohen Drive by Maureen - wires
- Winding Lane - wires
- Saxony Drive - wires
- Greenwood and Golf
- 1 Par Drive
- 2419 Beverly Road - wires
- 149 Wedgewood - wires
- Plantation - wires
- 122 Beechtree - wires
- 2201 Hope Lane - wires
- Fernwood and Willow - wires
- 2169 Riverton Road - wires