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 …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
OEM officials give update Saturday on power outages, voting information
Despite 7,400 PSE&G customers in Bloomfield still without power, there's at least some good news in the town's Super Sandy saga, officials said during a meeting Saturday morning. The power company has given the town a dedicated tree truck and line man to start clearing major headaches, including the fallen telephone pole taking out both north lanes of Bloomfield Avenue, near Willard Avenue. "That pole is coming down one way or another," said Office of Emergency Management Director Fred Menzel. Crews are also actively working to restore the Crooks Avenue substation, which powers many of the homes in the Brookdale section of town, Mayor Raymond McCarthy said. The Clifton substation went down just after being restored Friday night. …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Trees fallen on 27 Bloomfield homes, with more than 50 reported down around town
Schools in Bloomfield will be closed for the remainder of the week, with 41 percent of town still without electricity in wake of Hurricane Sandy, officials said Wednesday. While power to pockets of town have slowly been restored, efforts have been hindered by coordination between tree-removal services and PSE&G crews, which must give clearance before branches near power lines are tampered with. Restoration of most power could take as many as seven days, officials said. Twenty-seven homes in town have trees on top of them, according to Fred Menzel, coordinator of Bloomfield's Office of Emergency Management. Three of them were deemed uninhabitable following an inspection by the building department. More than 50 trees are reported down around…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites are a possibility as Hurricane Sandy threatens state.
Hurricane Sandy could leave polling sites without power on Election Day with utility companies reporting it may take a week or more to restore widespread outages. With the storm just beginning to hit northern New Jersey, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin said Monday the question of whether voting will be affected by Sandy has weighed heavily on his mind. Durkin said in a worst-case scenario where there is a widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites, the state legislature would decide what action to take. “If there is an issue with power,” Durkin said, “it is the New Jersey Legislature that decides on the alternatives as far as what we do." Both PSE&G and JCP&L, which provide millions of residents with electricity, report it could …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Information on power outages in the state and advice on how to beat to heat.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A heat advisory is in effect on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures of near 100 degrees are forecast along with high humidity. The heat index is predicted to rise to 103 degrees on Thursday afternoon. Residents are advised to reduce activity, stay hydrated, and seek cool buildings like libraries, malls and movie theaters. Check up on anyone living alone, especially anyone not in good health or very young or old, and to not hesitate at all to call 911 if they are feeling ill, as heat-related illnesses can be very serious. PSE&G advised customers to use the following heat safety and energy conservation/cost-saving tips throughout the summer: POWER OUTAGES According to a press release issued …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Use electricity moderately and wisely
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Because the state of New Jersey has experienced a large number of power outages since last night -- including Bloomfield and other parts of Essex County- PSE&G is currently reminding customers to conserve energy whenever possible to prevent further outages. They recommend using electricity wisely and only when necessary. When temperatures reached 108 degrees in Newark yesterday, the unofficial peak demand of power was 10,883 megawatts at 3:00pm. That number, according to PSE&G, is shy of the all-time peak of 11,108 megawatts set in August 2006. PSE&G offers the following tips to customers during a heat wave: If you experience a power outage, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also monitor restoration …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Scattered outages are reported across Essex County as heat wave continues.
The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and/or heat advisories for the eastern United States, where heat index values will range from 105-115+ today. Temperatures for most of northern Jersey and New York City are texpected to reach a high near 100 again today, which will mark the third consecutive day the mercury has hit triple digits in New Jersey. Yesterday temperatures in Newark reached 108 by late afternoon, the highest temperature ever recorded in the city, according to published reports. Last night Montclair and parts of Essex County were without power — and air conditioning — according to Erica Lembo, spokesperson for PSE&G. Temperatures still hovered at a sweltering 100 degrees at 9:30 p.m. last night. …