NJ Transit's Morris & Essex Line continues with limited service on Saturday and Sunday after a Monday storm caused damage to overhead wires near Maplewood.
Crews have been working since Monday night when a strong line of thunderstorms moved across the state. Gusty winds brought down a tree onto the wires and caused extensive damage.
The modified weekend schedule will be available on the Morris & Essex Line between South Orange and New York Penn Station with regular weekend transfers to Montclair-Boonton Line trains at Newark Broad Street for Hoboken bound riders. The Gladstone Branch will remain suspended until further notice.
Cross-honoring will remain in effect for Morris & Essex and Gladstone Branch riders on the Raritan Valley and Montclair-Boonton Lines as well as NJ Transit and private carrier buses.
NJ Transit said the status of service on Monday will be determined over the weekend.
One factor could be Saturday's heavy rain and gusty winds that could potentially delay work. New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow is expecting winds to gust to over 40 mph and heavy rain that turns to snow during the midday.
NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder earlier told New Jersey 101.5 that there was "significant and extensive damage to infrastructure that's not readily available off the shelf."
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Best coffee shops & cafes near NJ beaches
When it comes to food, New Jersey is known for many things such as pizza and pork roll. Don't count us out when it comes to coffee.
With all the hustle and bustle involved in the average New Jersey resident's day, coffee is essential. It doesn't matter whether you're living in the cities of North Jersey or the vacation spots at the shore.
In fact, as the former owner of two Jersey shore coffee houses, Coffee Dot Comedy in Sea Isle City and the Daily Grind in Ocean Grove, I know firsthand how much people at the Jersey shore love their coffee.
With respect to that, I asked my social media following where the best coffee houses at the Jersey Shore were, especially since my two places no longer exist.
Below is what they came up with. (And see this other article for their coffee shop and cafe recommendations for Central Jersey.)