Most of East Brunswick Loses Power Due to Emergency PSE&G Shutdown

Emergency at substation forces company to shut it down.

Most of East Brunswick lost power again Wednesday evening as the nor'easter continues to drop snow on the area.

An emergency at a PSE&G substation forced the company to shut it down in order avoid lengthy blackouts, police said.

PSE&G is working on the problem, but has not provided a time frame for the restoration of power. Customers can contact PSE&G at 800-436-7734.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.


Danae Britz November 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Again in eb no more than 5 min before we lost power the school called to say they were open. Again freezing with the noreaster kids have had fever all day. To not complaining r u happy
Patty November 08, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Wow. Way to go PSEG...wonderful night for no power...AGAIN
Rebecca Dohn November 08, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Be glad you had power at some point. We have not had power since the storm... :-(
Livn EB November 08, 2012 at 12:52 AM
@ Patty...does it make you feel superior to place blame? Do you have a house to power? If so, then please, please stop!!
Dano November 08, 2012 at 01:02 AM
No power is the new normal.
Ashley November 08, 2012 at 01:14 AM
With the snow and without power there better be' no School tomorrow
Ashley November 08, 2012 at 02:42 AM
No School for EB kids Tomorrow!
Ellen Burke November 08, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Should she be thanking PSEG instead? Get real. The power companies have not served EB well these past 10 days. Being blamed by angry and cold residents is the least of their problems.
Candice November 08, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I'm personally thankful to all of the utility workers...all of the crews that came in from out of state to try and help us with no obligation to...there's plenty of people across the state that never got power back...and just as many that still haven't even been allowed back into their homes...and instead of complaining their out volunteering to help others that lost everything and helping clean up the devastation across the state...yes its cold, it's hard, but be thankful to have a roof over your head...who would you blame if your home got destroyed in one of the storms? the power companies may not be as organized and quick as everyone would like...but I'd consider these extenuating circumstances...being from the Jersey shore originally i have lots of friends that are thrilled to spend a few nights at my house with no power because they either have no house to go back to or aren't allowed there
Mary Ellen Allocca November 09, 2012 at 10:09 AM
I commute to Trenton every day for my job. On Wednesday night, the power was totally off in EB. It was so dangerous between the snow and the darkness. Roads were blocked off and it took me an hour to get home. I am grateful there was no accidents and to get home safely. I just have one question. Why wasn't the East Brunswick police helping us by directing traffic? I realize that they could not be everywhere but I least at some of the intersections. It was a very scary experience for me because the snow made everything white and even though I have lived in East Brunswick for twenty years at times I do not know where I was. That goodness for my GPS. There was police present during the blackout last week and I'm grateful for their dedication and hard work but I needed them on Wednesday as well.


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