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Sandy's Aftermath In New Milford In Photos

There was barely a street in New Milford that did not see destruction from Sandy in downed trees, wires and poles.

New Milford spent the better part of Tuesday assessing the damage that Sandy brought to town. Although every resident heaved a huge sigh of relief that the anticipated flood did not occur, Columbia Street was dry at noon despite the full moon tidal surge, the rest of the town saw hundred year old trees toppled by Sandy's strong wind, taking street lights, telephone poles and wires with them, making many borough streets impassable.

Tuesday saw residents cleaning debris from their yards and making sure their neighbors were okay. Despite the mess, despite the damage, despite the loss of power, residents were in great spirits helping each other out and stopping to exchange stories about Sandy with each other and asking for any news about other towns and cities hard hit by Sandy.

The police and fire departments were all around town securing unpassable streets, checking on residents and directing traffic in addition to responding to their regular level of service calls. The DPW spent the day working to remove all the downed trees and fallen limbs that littered many of the borough's streets.

Most of New Milford's businesses were closed due to lack of power and will remain so until power returns, which PSE&G roughly estimates to be five days. Many of the borough's street lights were not working, making for hazardous driving conditions.

Because conditions remain hazardous, residents are encouraged to stay inside and keep the roads clear so wires can be repaired and trees cleared.

cvee October 31, 2012 at 03:08 AM
5 days???! So Sunday??? I have school work pending !
Ann Piccirillo October 31, 2012 at 03:36 AM
5 days seems to be the worst case scenario. Unlike other power-less towns I was in today, PSE&G has a huge presence in New Milford and was working really hard today at marking wires and making repairs.
Steve Gompertz October 31, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I've been unable to contact my parents in New Milford. I see some pictures here pretty close to their house. Does anyone have any pictures from Graphic Blvd and Cherry St? More specifically, does anyone live near there who could tell me the conditions near 777 Cherry St?
Ann Piccirillo October 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Steve I'll be in that area shortly--I'll check on them and let you know.
jehanara haider October 31, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I am a resident of New Milford. I am really concerned as to when we will have power back?
Ann Piccirillo October 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
PSE&G trucks are currently working along Henley. I'll have an update shortly.
Steve Gompertz October 31, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Ann, I appreciate the effort. I can be reached directly at qmspotential@aol.com.
jehanara haider October 31, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Ms. Piccirillo, thank you for your updates. Do you happen to know if any trucks are working along Boulevard and center street?
Ann Piccirillo October 31, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I'll find out.
Ed Baker November 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
can get in touch with family in new milford, does anyone know how Lacey Drive is doing...the live on lacey close to Gibbs?
Ed Baker November 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
sorry close to Gibbs
james November 04, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Lacey didn't have power last time I spoke to and saw my friend.

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