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PSE&G: Repair Crews to Focus on River Edge This Weekend

Governor releases work plan from PSE&G which indicates that the 3,800 customers in River Edge still without power should have it restored by end of day Sunday, Nov. 4.

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.

Lynn November 04, 2012 at 03:27 AM
This is the only place I've seen a nov 4 date for power restoration for river edge. Was this story written nov 3rd? Also, I'm wondering how the author saw / had access to PSE&Gs power restoration plan. If something like this were released, I would think we would see the plan or the info published in more places. Thank you....
Andrew Golden November 04, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Here is the link to the PSEG restoration plan - Deacon Andy http://pseg.com/pdf/PSEG%20Workforce%20Schedule%2020121103-05-2.pdf
Liz B November 04, 2012 at 02:50 PM
What is our Mayor and Council doing to help us residents of RE? We have not heard anything and it is getting really cold at night.
ToddDad November 04, 2012 at 02:52 PM
They opened the middle school for a whole 3 hours yesterday during the warnest part of the day.
Robin Foley November 04, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Oradell even even ASSIGNED yet when all towns around it have priority for this weekend. How is this "assignment" chosen?
Robin Foley November 04, 2012 at 02:57 PM
sorry, Oradell isn't even assigned yet
Mary November 04, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I agreed why is Oradell not a priority!!!
Robin Foley November 04, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I believe our elected town officials need to advocate for us more vehemently, Mary, but evidently they are not.
NancyGreen November 04, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Can anyone tell me if Wales Ave has power back I have a close friend whom I cant reach for days now and am worried about her.?
Mary November 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Robin probably cause they have power! All the taxes we pay and they do nothing I heard cresskill opened their town hall for shelter
Robin Foley November 04, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Yes, Mary, Cresskill did open it as a shelter. My son lives in Cresskill, has no power. Cresskill uses Orange and Rockland Utilities; O & R are estimating November 11th as date for them to get power back!
ToddDad November 04, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Any updates on progress or lack of progress on RE?
Betty B November 05, 2012 at 12:40 AM
What happened to the promise of power returning today? And obama's promise for generators, gas, etc? Oh yes, I did get a complimentary case of water courtesy of pse&g this afternoon. Where is our Mayor and Council? Obviously not lobbying for us like the other Mayors and Councilmen. Nice.

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