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Morristown NJ Library Severely Damaged in Electrical Explosion

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY – An underground electrical accident and explosion at the Morristown & Township Library was so severe that the blast buckled concrete, shattered windows and blew out doors. 

“If any human being had been in the path of the force of this explosion, it’s fair to say they would have been killed,” said town Administrator Michael Rogers after touring the library basement today.

Jersey Central Power & Light has acknowledged a malfunction called a “cable fault” occurred beneath a manhole on Miller Road, near the library’s 1917 wing that sustained heavy damage. But spokesman Ron Morano said this damage “was not consistent with what one sees in a cable fault.”

He declined to elaborate. But he said the utility plans to tap outside experts for help with its investigation, which so far has been slowed because crews have not been allowed inside the library.

Mayor Tim Dougherty, meanwhile, may ask the state Board of Public Utilities to take a look at JCP&L, said Michael Rogers, the administrator. Morristown has a long history of exploding manholes and underground fires.

“We are losing patience” with JCP&L, the administrator said. “We need answers. Tough questions will be coming their way. They have some explaining to do.”

Story Via NJ.com

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