PSE&G: Repair Crews to Focus on 14 Bergen Towns
Company says Teaneck is among towns where crews are focused this weekend.
Teaneck is one of more than a dozen Bergen County towns where Public Service Electric and Gas repair crews will be focusing efforts over the weekend, the company said 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.
Power was restored to more areas of Teaneck, including on some business districts of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road, on Friday. Still, large areas of the town remained without service days since Sandy struck.
In a statement Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie announced utility companies had met his demand that they provide updated projected outage and restoration information to the public.
Service was out to 8,019 of Teaneck's 15,892 PSE&G customers, according to data released by Christie's office Saturday afternoon. Power was expected to be restored by late Saturday, the data showed.
As the estimated restoration time approached, large sections of the town remained in the dark while others saw service restored. PSE&G's outage map showed between 5,001 and 10,000 customers out late Saturday, down from the more than 10,000 reported for days after the storm.
Many Teaneck residents have reported PSE&G's customer service website continued to say power will be back Nov. 9. A PSE&G spokesman could not provide additional details when reached earlier Saturday.
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 PSE&G 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.
Updated 11:50 p.m. Saturday