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Electricity Shut Off Planned in Teaneck

PSE&G says weekend service interruption is needed to complete power supply upgrades.

Public Service Electric and Gas plans to temporarily shut down power in sections of Teaneck Saturday to conduct “major improvements” on the area’s electricity supply, according to a statement issued by the township Monday.

The specific areas of town were not immediately released, but the company planned to turn off service for an hour starting at 8 a.m., the statement said.

“During the changeover to the new system, electrical service will be interrupted. If weather is inclement on Dec. 15, then the interruption of service will occur on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 8 to 9 a.m. regardless of weather conditions,” the statement said.

Fire and burglar alarms could be triggered by the outage. Alarm companies should be alerted to the service interruption, PSE&G advised.

Residents with emergency generation equipment are asked to notify PSE&G by calling 800-436-7734.

The company has been working to upgrade electricity substations and other infrastructure in the Teaneck-area. Work is underway to expand the Bergenfield-Teaneck station, and the company plans to upgrade another substation near the Richard Rodda Center.

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Art Vatsky December 11, 2012 at 05:28 AM
I think this project was underway prior to SuperStorm Sandy. If it improves the stability and reliability of our grid, the inconvenience of the one-time switchover should be minimal especially compared to the inconvenience of, say, closing Town Hall 52 Fridays a year as our Town Council has done.
Diane Schwarz December 11, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I 2nd that Art!
Jacob December 11, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Art - Time for you to run for Council.
zizi December 12, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Art: I can vote for you if promise to have a zero increase budget......

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