Friday, November 9, 2012
They're almost there, said the PSEG president in what will be the last of the hurricane media conferences.
It's day 12 since Hurricane Sandy hit, and PSEG has hit a milestone. The company says it has restored electricity to 98 percent of their customers in their service area, and they're hoping to make it 100 percent by Saturday. Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of the company, said in a media update conference call -- the last he hopes he'll be having to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the nor'easter that tore through the area Wednesday -- that even with service restoration, the work isn't over yet. He gave a big thanks to the 4,500 linemen who poured into New Jersey from all over the country to supplement PSEG's own crews. He spoke to one lineman yesterday, who said he had been working 16 hours a day since even before the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PSEG said that the nor'easter blanketing central New Jersey with snow has already caused an additional 60,000 customers to lose electrical service.
As the named Nor'easter Athena slams into central Jersey, PSEG said they're doing everything they can to get the lights back on. As of a 6 pm update, the utility said that the nor'easter has caused an additional 60,000 power outages statewide. That number, the update said, is expected to increase as strong winds arrive with the storm tonight. Linemen can work in the rain, said PSEG spokeswoman Rena Esposito. But the high winds make it dangerous for them to work in bucket trucks they use to complete work on elevated wires. Federal law prohibits work in the trucks in winds greater than 40 mph. Since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last week and caused massive power failures, more than 4,000 out-of-state workers in addition to 700 PSE&G …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The utility is saying that customers who lose power may be without it for a week or more.
PSE&G is reporting about 4,000 customers without power in the early stages of Hurricane Sandy. The majority – about 3,000 – are located in the utility’s southern counties of Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester. The utility provides electric service to 2.2 million customers. The utility is urging customers to prepare for the possibility of lengthy outages – perhaps seven days or more -- due to the enormity of Hurricane Sandy, which forecasters predict may become the worst storm to hit the Northeast in 100 years. It may take until Wednesday until a full assessment of the storm’s damage can be made and the utility can more accurately predict when full restoration can be made. Other news in the latest PSE&G update from the company:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Utility company says its hiring extra contractors, urges residents to be prepared
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Keith Brown
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Residents should be prepared for power outages of up to 10 days from the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy, according to a release from the parent company of JCP&L. FirstEnergy Corp, which owns the local utility company along with several others on the East Coast, said in a release that the oncoming storm could wreak havoc with the electrical system and residents should be prepared to be without power for more than a week. The company is securing outside utility crews, electrical contractor and tree trimmers to assist a beefed up response crew and support workers to help restore power as soon as possible throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to the release. “Depending on the severity of the storm's impact on the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Stresses storm may knock out power for 7-10 days
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) President Don Lynch says the company has learned from the mistakes it made from Hurricane Irene and is ready for Hurricane Sandy and the threat it poses to the state. The company took heat when Hurricane Irene left many New Jersey towns without power for days - and, in some cases, weeks. Many thought JCP&L's response was too slow. The biggest lesson learned is getting the information out to customers and municipalities as specifically, quickly and often as possible, Lynch said. The company wants its customers to know as much information as possible, he said. "Just know that Jersey Central will be working hard day and night - we've already started, should that storm hit shore here and cause outages …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Cranford, Clark, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Westfield and Fanwood experienced power outages in the aftermath of the evening thunderstorms.
Update 12:00 a.m. July 27: JCP&L is reporting no outages in Berkeley Heights and New Providence and less than 5 in Springfield. PSE&G continues to report between 1-500 outages countywide, scattered throughout 11 towns including Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. Update: By 10:30 p.m. the number of outages being reported in Union County has drastically diminished, with between 1-500 PSE&G customers throughout all of Union County affected (Westfield is now included in towns experiencing outages). JCP&L reports less than 5 outages in both Springfield and Berkeley Heights and 18 in New Providence. After powerful, fast-moving storms struck the area this evening, communities throughout Union County are seeing …
Monday, October 31, 2011
No word on whether or not the school will be closed tomorrow.
Update, 3 p.m., Monday CLARK: Power was restored yesterday to several sections of Clark that were still in the dark. PSEG crews worked near Lake Avenue, closing off a section of the roadway, and restored power to several homes in the area. (The road is now fully open.) According to Emergency Management Coordinator Jerry Fewkes, there are a few homes along Briarheath Lane and towards the Clark Pool that are still without power in that area. Hehnly School is still without power, according to Fewkes. No word yet on whether or not school will be in session tomorrow. Fewkes estimates that only about 10-percent of Clark residents are still without power, including homes in the area of Fulton Street where a large tree limb is pulling down wires …