Township Can't Confirm PSE&G Estimates
PSE&G said Saturday that they would have power back in East Brunswick by midnight tonight. The township says it can't firm if that's true.
Patch readers have expressed their skepticism about an announcement from PSE&G yesterday stating that power would be back throughout East Brunswick by midnight tonight.
Today, East Brunswick issued an announcement saying that they can’t confirm that the statement is true, and even Austin Kosik, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, doesn’t think it will happen, according to the statement.
On Saturday, PSE&G announced that it expects to have the remaining 3,500 customers without power in East Brunswick back online by midnight Sunday. Of the 15,250 PSE&G customers in East Brunswick, 14,250 were left without power by Hurricane Sandy. Middlesex County township's that the company will be focusing on this weekend are Edison, Piscataway, Woodbridge and East Brunswick.
However, many residents are skeptical and think it’s unlikely they will get power back tonight, especially given the sheer damage Hurricane Sandy did to the area.
"From what I have seen of damaged infrastructure (broken poles, missing or exploded transformers, shredded primary cables, etc.)…that haven even been touched yet…PSE&G is DREAMING about their 11/4 date,” said John Romano on Facebook.
According to PSE&G's outage map, between 2,000 and 5,000 East Brunswick resdients are without power right now.
To contact PSE&G call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or visit pseg.com