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Storm Recovery: What Hasbrouck Heights Needs to Know for Thursday

Hasbrouck Heights continues to move forward in its recovery from Hurricane Sandy

More neighborhoods got their power back Wednesday night including some of the businesses along Route 17 which could mean some more gas stations will be open Thursday.

The majority of Route 17 businesses have been without power all week but may soon be coming back as the 24Hr Fitness on Route 17 announced on its Facebook page Wednesday night it planned to reopen Thursday.

As of Wednesday there were only one or two gas stations in town operating. The Citgo station on Williams and Terrace only had premium gas by the start of the afternoon. A reader reported that the BP at Williams opened later in the day which quickly welcomed long lines of cars waiting to fill up.

Some of the areas near the high school reported power was back but it is not known at this time if the schools and Board of Education office are back up. The district announced schools were to remain closed Thursday.

NJ Transit reported that most of its bus service will resume Thursday morning. A full list of bus routes can be found on the NJ Transit website.

As previously reported DPW will pick up garbage Thursday and Friday as regularly scheduled. Debris removal will continue around town as the crews are working in 12-hour shifts.

The borough's free paper shredding recycling event is slated to still be on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event is held at the Central Ave Parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Borough Hall, the police department and EMS building were running on generators on Wednesday. The senior center was being used as charging station Wednesday and the library was operating on minimal power. Patch will update Thursday with updates as more details are provided.

Also Patch will update readers on plans for Halloween which was postponed Wednesday due to safety concerns surrounding the condition of most neighborhoods as many trees and downed power lines are still blocking roadways and homes.

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