Friday, February 8, 2013
No significant power outages have been reported as of noon Friday, but storm expected to last into early morning Saturday.
No significant power outages have been reported in Essex County a few hours into Friday's Winter Storm, but PSE&G is ready to respond to what could be widespread outages throughout its service area, the utility said in advance of the Nor'easter. Contractors, including tree crews, are poised and ready and additional supplies, such as poles, transformer and other equipment, are on hand, PSE&G said. The Nor’easter could dump more than a foot of snow and bring heavy winds to Essex County, where widespread, long-term outages caused by Superstorm Sandy are still fresh on many residents’ minds. Essex County has declared a state of emergency, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Management. No parking will be allowed on country roads …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Find out how towns are preparing for strong winds, slushy mess Winter Storm Athena will bring to area
Weather-weary towns in Essex County are going to get walloped again by nor'easter Athena, a winter storm that will bring a slushy, windy mess to our area Wednesday into Thursday. Just one week after Super Storm Sandy swept through the region, leaving behind a mess of days-long power outages and fallen trees, Athena, a much weaker storm, could add insult to injury for many. Occasional wind gusts over 50 mph, as well as some accumulating snow that could mix with rain, are forecasted into Wednesday night, with Athena tapering off Thursday afternoon, according to Weather.com. With snow starting to fall Wednesday afternoon in Essex County, town officials in the eastern part of the county are preparing for the worst – especially one week Super …
Trucks armed with salt, plows in case of accumulating snow; 5,700 in Bloomfield still without power
Snow is falling in Bloomfield – and Department of Public Works trucks are ready to get to work, if need be. In anticipation of Winter Storm Athena, the nor'easter that will move through our region Wednesday into Thursday bringing snow, rain and some wind gusts, DPW trucks have been readied with plows and loads of salt, according to Fred Menzel, director of the town's Office of Emergency Management. "We hope this (nor'easter) doesn't amount to much," said Menzel. Snow is forecasted before midnight in Bloomfield, with temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts as high as 44 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will mix with rain overnight, with gusts as high as nearly 50 mph. As of Wednesday morning, 5,700 PSE&G customers in …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Power has been restored to millions of customers since Hurricane Sandy caused damage across the state, but a new storm could undo many repairs.
A Nor'easter headed toward New Jersey could slow the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy and even cause more power outages, Governor Chris Christie said Tuesday. Forecasters have predicted the storm will hit New Jersey Wednesday and could bring gusts of 50 or 60 miles per hour. Crews cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy and restoring power are not allowed up in their bucket trucks if winds hit 40 miles per hour or more. "If you've gotten power, some of you may lose power again," Christie said. More than 11,000 crews have been working to restore power in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy caused outages for about 2.76 million customers across the state. As of Tuesday morning, Atlantic City Electric had about 100 percent of their customers back on, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
National Weather Service now calls storm 'significant.'
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans still reeling without power as temperatures took a decidedly colder turn the last two nights now face the prospect of a major Nor'easter striking the state Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the tri-state area, and it's predictions have grown more dire in recent days. "A significant coastal storm will likely impact the tri-state region Wednesday and Thursday," the service said Monday. "Confidence continues to increase that strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation ... coastal flooding and additional beach erosion will result from this system." The storm is set to strike a little more than a week after superstorm Sandy, and the …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Storm-ravaged NJ could see snow/wind as gas shortage, widespread outages continue
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A Nor'easter could sock Sandy-battered New Jersey in the middle of next week, the National Weather Service is predicting. "This storm has the potential to bring strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation .. and coastal flooding to the tri-state area," the NWS said. The possible storm, coupled with temperatures in the 30s the next few nights, underscores the urgency to restore power to weary residents. The NWS, however, says the storm is not a sure bet, despite the service issuing a hazardous weather outlook. "There is still uncertainty to the exact track this storm will take," it reported.