Thursday, February 7, 2013
The utility company has also provided a number of tips for customers in the event of a power outage during the predicted nor'easter.
Thursday, February 7
The following information was provided by PSE&G in preparation for the Nor'Easter tomorrow. A blizzard warning is in effect for Union County, beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday: Additional crews and equipment on hand to restore service. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep customers informed during severe weather events, we are providing the following information: PSE&G is closely monitoring the track of the approaching nor'easter and is making emergency preparations should the storm bring heavy snow and strong winds to our service territory. At this time, the storm is expected to begin impacting New Jersey on Friday and continue through Saturday, with the full brunt of the storm hitting the area on Friday night. In anticipation of the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Alerts from PSEG, Cranford Police and the National Weather Service.
The Cranford Police Department and several other local departments are issuing advisories about high wind, rain, flash flooding and possible power outages due to an oncoming storm that will hit our area Wednesday evening. Below, alerts from the National Weather Service and PSEG. The National Weather Service has issued the following advisories for flash floods and high winds beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night through 6 a.m. Thursday morning: .HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT CAUSING POSSIBLE FLASHY URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST NEW …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A possible transformer explosion caused a downed wire and an electrical fire that PSE&G expects to repair by 9p.m.
A power line transformer explosion caused both a downed power line and a small electrical pole fire that shut down a portion of Centennial Avenue. This area around 524-532 Centennial Ave. was closed between Cayuga Road and Wall Street, for over four hours. No one was injured in the incident, but at least one Cranford senior citizen on his way home came dangerously close to the downed power line near the Ye Olde Rathskeller tavern's driveway entrance. Cranford police stopped the man and he walked back to a relative's house. The small fire flickered at the top of the electrical pole for nearly two hours before being extinguished by a PSE&G employee around 6:30p.m. About an hour later the fire restarted, for uknown reasons. "We're not sure …
Monday, November 12, 2012
PSE&G wants to know where tilted and unstable utility poles are so they can be replaced.
The region took a battering from Hurricane Sandy, and that includes the sturdy wooden poles that hold up utility and telephone lines. More than a few crashed down in the hurricane's wake. Many more are leaning dangerously over to one side or another from the high winds. PSE&G said since they began restoring service after the hurricane, they've replaced at least 2,500 utility poles and 1,000 transformers, as well as cut down more than 41,000 trees that were impairing their ability to get to electrical lines. If you have a crooked utility pole on your street, the company wants you to report it. Ralph LaRossa, the company's president and chief operating officer, said that anyone who notices a crooked utility pole should make it known to PSE…
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 …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Some towns in Union County could have power as early as this evening.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie today released revised power restoration plans received from the three major power utility companies in the state in order to create greater certainty, transparency and accountability for New Jerseyans. According to the plans, some sections of Union County that are still without power could have service restored as early as this evening. PSE&G, Jersey Central Power and Light and Atlantic City Electric provided plans at the governor's request to show restoration projections at the municipal level for the next two days in order to give New Jersey households and businesses, who continue to be affected by power outages, greater certainty as to when their power needs will be met, according to a press release from the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PSE&G is telling customers they won't have power back until Nov. 5.
PSE&G doesn’t know when you will have power. However, there is an explanation as to why you're told “Nov. 5” as the date to expect it back when you call the company's feedback line. Basically, the damage from Sandy was so great, the utility company simply doesn’t know. In fact, according to PSE&G's twitter feed, the company isn't even giving details on specific outages. “Hurricane Sandy has caused unprecedented damage, twice as much damage as Hurricane Irene. Many of our facilities were flooded by coastal surges, water-logging our equipment and making our stations and facilities difficult to access,” said a statement from PSE&G. Under normal circumstances, PSE&G knows how long it takes to respond to reports of problems and restore service…
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:
Friday, October 26, 2012
The utility is getting equipment and manpower in place to help with power disruptions during Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, October 26, 2012
After the difficulties experienced when Hurricane Irene hit the area in 2011, PSE&G is assuring customers that they have the manpower, equipment and plan in place to make sure things go smoothly when Hurricane Sandy hits the area. According to the utility company, PSE&G is closely monitoring the track of thke storm and is making emergency preparations should the storm bring heavy rain, strong winds and flooding to its service territory. In anticipation of the storm, the company is taking the following steps to ensure that it is ready to respond to what may be widespread power outages: Clearly, a storm like Hurricane Sandy has the potential to interrupt service, said PSE&G. High winds might cause trees to brush up against power lines, and …
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 …