River Edge is among more than a dozen towns in Bergen County which Public Service Electric and Gas repair crews will focus efforts over this weekend looking to restore power by Sunday, the company reported Saturday morning.
"Crews will be focusing on Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, Fort Lee, Paramus, Bergenfield, Palisades Park, New Milford, River Edge, Glen Rock, Tenafly, Hackensack, Lodi and Bogota this weekend," the statement said.
According to PSE&G's plans for restoration, which Governor Christie released Saturday afternoon, the plan is to restore power to River Edge by end of day Sunday, Nov. 4.
Power had been restored to parts of River Edge over the course of the past few days but the majority of customers are still out. The work plan shows there are still about 3,578 people in River Edge without power.
Approximately 2,138 Oradell residents are still lacking power as well, but the town has not yet been assigned as a priority for the weekend.
Of 333,690 PSE&G customers in Bergen County, 215,770 lost electricity, according to the company. As of Saturday morning, the utility reported 142,100 remained without service in the county.
"Also in the last 24 hours we energized all of our switching stations and restored 16 substations. While energizing switching and substations does not automatically turn the lights on, it is a major step forward and allows to focus on our distribution systems that are closer to the customer," the statement said.
PSE&G also announced it had established a mobile customer service center, offering charging stations, water and ice at the Paramus Park Mall. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
More than 2,000 outside workers were called to help PSE&G and another 600 were expected to arrive, according to PSE&G. In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie said he told utility companies to step up repairs and issue new restoration timelines to residents.
A PSE&G spokesman could not provide additional details Saturday afternoon.