Teaneck Outages Drop, Weekend Restoration for Some
PSE&G might have to halt repairs if new storm hits
The latest Public Service Electric and Gas work schedule shows 890 customers without power in Teaneck, a sharp decline from the approximately 3,000 reported out yesterday.
PSE&G said it planned to restore 264 customers Wednesday, 228 on Thursday and 206 on Friday. Another 124 would be restored Saturday, leaving 68 not accounted for on the schedule.
Although the company has restored service across Teaneck, some outages have lagged more than eight days after Sandy struck the region.
PSE&G reported about 89 percent of customers impacted by Sandy had been restored. Still, Gov. Chris Christie warned a new nor'easter expected to hit Wednesday could cause more outages in the storm-weary state.
The utility company said it expected to continue work, but might have to halt repairs.
"While work may continue in the rain, federal safety rules prevent line crews from working in bucket trucks when winds are greater than 40 mph. Crews will resume work when it is safe to do so. There are more than 4,000 out-of-state workers in addition to 700 PSE&G technicians working to restore power," PSE&G said in a statement.
Wind gusts in the Teaneck-area could reach 48 mph Wednesday afternoon, with rain, snow and sleet possible, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight gusts of 50 mph were also possible.