The Harding Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) team met again today and is continuing preparations for the impending storm. Currently, the National Weather Service is forecasting 12"-18" snow with strong wind gusts. The snow is forecast to start late afternoon/early evening today and continuing throughout the night. Unfortunately, we are expecting power outages as a result of the wet snow forecasted and the high winds.

JCP&L customers who are without power need to call in their power outages to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or click the "Report Outage" link on DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 just for power outages.

Stay away from downed poles and wires for safety! Even downed trees could have wires entangled. If there is a dangerous situation, please contact Harding Township Police immediately. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies!

For updated information on current JCP&L outages, the storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at

Storm for tomorrow has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, now with 18-24" accumulation, according to the National Weather Service. Harding Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is already working diligently, monitoring the storm closely and preparing. The OEM team (Police, Fire, EMS, DPW, Twp. Admin, Construction) met today to discuss preparations and another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow to continue preparations and planning.

We are closely watching the possibility of the upcoming storm scheduled to hit our area Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area from 10 A.M. Wednesday through 10 A.M. Thursday. The tracking of the storm is still uncertain but we have the potential of 12"-18" of snow. The forecasts also include wind gusts up to 45 mph. Please prepare! Check generators! Unfortunately, we all know too well what usually happens during these storms - trees down, power outages, closed roadways, etc. If you haven't signed up for AlertHarding, please do so now! You will get text alerts and emails for emergencies, updates, major/relevant criminal activity, road closures, etc immediately as it happens.


Phone: (973) 455-0500

Fax: (973) 455-1135
21 Blue Mill Rd/PO Box 246
New Vernon, New Jersey 07976

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