Tree removal proves challenging in Mountainside

Tree branches are still scattered in Mountainside nearly a week after the snowy October nor'easter. Unlike after Hurricane Irene, the town hasn't had access to

MOUNTIANSIDE - Tree branches are still scattered in Mountainside nearly a week after the snowy October nor'easter. Unlike after Hurricane Irene, the town hasn't had access to FEMA funds. Some homeowners have footed the bill for tree removal, and now the town is offering to pick up the tab.

Some residents are upset that they had to handle tree removal themselves, but town administrator James Debbie says the tree damage from this storm is much worse than Irene and public works crews can't handle it all.

The town is now turning to emergency appropriations, which means residents won't have to pay for private removal. The town says it could be months before all of the debris is removed. Residents are urged to keep tree branches piled on the edge of their properties and not in the street.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 2 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
Video: Raritan Township councilman to attend inauguration 3 Video: Raritan Township councilman to attend inauguration
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 4 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills
Deshyamma Dalton holds her daughter Ka'naih. The baby 5 State troopers help deliver baby at Port Norris HQ

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE