Monday, November 12, 2012
Check here for the latest update about this afternoon's power outage.
UPDATE: PSEG says the power has been restored from this afternoon's black out when the substation, located in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge, crashed and killed the electricity for people in the area. The PSEG statement is as follows: "...[A]t about 2:40 p.m. today, PSE&G’s Sewaren switching station went out of service. Personnel were immediately on site. The outage affected about 45,000 customers in portions of: Perth Amboy, Rahway, Woodbridge, Carteret, Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Edison, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. The Sewaren station was one of a number of switching and substations that experienced significant flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29. All customers were restored by about 4:15 p.m…
Friday, November 9, 2012
In the latest update from the electric utility, 97 percent who lost power during Sandy have the lights back on.
The clouds are lifting in PSEG's service area. Ninety-seven percent of the utility's 1.7 million customers affected by Hurricane Sandy last week have had their power restored, the company said in their latest update. That leaves 45,000 still without power from the hurricane. More good news from Wednesday's nor'easter is that 20,000 customers who lost power had it restored by 8 pm Thursday night. This included customers affected by an equipment failure in the substation located in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge. Affected customers who got their lights back on last night were located in portions of Woodbridge Proper, Port Reading, Carteret, Linden, Metuchen, Union, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Perth Amboy, Roselle, Roselle Park, Westfield, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Snow and wind hampered recovery efforts, but officials are optimistic that most power can be restored this weekend.
East Brunswick still has between 2,000 and 5,000 people without power, according to PSE&G, and including JCP&L customers, about 10 percent of the township might still be in the dark, said Austin Kosik, coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management. Despite power being out for more than 10 days in some areas, Kosik is hopeful that residents will finally find some relief this weekend. He said that utility workers from PSE&G and JCP&L are working on larger communities before they hit individual or smaller areas. In addition, the township was told that crews would be in the area of Rolling Road, Watchung Road and Valiant, and in the Thrush Drive, Redcoat Drive and Meadowlark Lane area tomorrow. “They’re still concentrating on big …
The two central New Jersey counties had the highest impact from Wednesday's storm that brought heavy, wet snow and downed power lines to the area.
Middlesex and Mercer Counties took the brunt of Nor'easter Athena's heavy, sodden snow Wednesday, said Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of PSE&G in a morning conference call. LaRossa said he had had a meeting with mayors from the area in East Brunswick yesterday when a 69,000 volt line in the substation there blew but was quickly repaired. As of Thursday morning, 40,000 PSE&G customers were impacted by up to six inches of snow from the nor'easter, while 70,000 customers were still suffering from the lack of electricity from Hurricane Sandy last week. "We've been making fantastic progress," LaRossa said, pointing out that many of the linemen, including ones from states that have never seen snow in Athena quantities, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
PSE&G expects to have power restored to its remaining customers in East Brunswick by midnight Sunday. JCP&L says Monday.
PSE&G announced today 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 On the JCP&L end, of its 4,588 East Brunswick customers, 3,715 are without power, according to a statement released by the company. Of those with outages, 2,080 were expected to be restored Saturday, Nov. 3; 743 on Sunday, Nov. 5; and 223 on Monday, Nov. 5 Statewide, PSE&G had restored power to 65 percent of customers that lost it in the storm, and in the last day, service …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
JCP&L outage map reports minimal outages in Freehold, Borough Mayor confirms.
Days after an intense storm moved through Freehold, residents finally have their power restored. The storm, called a “supercell” in a Monmouth County press release, was explained as a thunderstorm with a rotating upward draft. Hitting Freehold on Saturday night, the storm knocked down poles, uprooted trees, damaged property, and took out the majority of power in Freehold Borough in only a matter of minutes. “It was like nothing I had ever heard before,” said Borough resident Christine Gregory. “It sounded like a freight train. I don’t usually get frightened, but on Saturday night I was scared. Immediately after the storm, JCP&L crews began working around-the-clock in order to restore power. As many as 100 tree and line crews were …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Hardenburg Lane between Riva Avenue and Fresh Ponds Road is closed
Police are responding to a transformer explosion on Hardenburg Lane near Beaver Dam. The road is closed between Riva Avenue and Fresh Ponds Road. PSE&G has arrived and has not reported any power outages in the area. Power lines are not burning on a resident's front lawn there is smoke in the area. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.