More Than Half of Teaneck Still Without Power, PSE&G Data Shows

New restoration estimates released and show more customers out in Teaneck

More than half of Public Service Electric and Gas customers in Teaneck were without electricity after an original company estimate said service would be restored by late Saturday night. 

According to an updated work schedule available on Gov. Chris Christie's office website Sunday morning, 9,141 of the town's 15,892 customers were out. 

PSE&G says in the document it estimated to have 4,113 customers back Sunday and 4,571 Monday. 

The updated information differed from data posted on PSE&G's website earlier Saturday showing 8,019 customers out. A PSE&G spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking details Sunday morning. 

A spokesman for the NJ Board of Public Utilities told Patch that the restoration expectations were projections and subject to change due to "unforseen circumstances."

More power was restored in Teaneck on Friday and Saturday, including to many Cedar Lane businesses and a section of Teaneck Road. 

In a statement Saturday night, PSE&G said it had restored power to "many neighborhoods" but occasionally needed to shut down circuits to make further repairs. 

"The significant progress we’ve made on the transmission system means we’re now increasingly focusing our efforts on our distribution system. This means that our work will be more visible in your neighborhood," the company said. 

Teaneck was one of 14 Bergen County towns where the PSE&G said utility crews were focused over the weekend. 

PSE&G was also running a mobile customer service center at the Paramus Park Mall from 8 a.m to 9 p.m., offering water, ice and charging stations. 

The company asked residents to report any outages by calling 1-800-436-7734. 


Click to download a full list of local outage numbers and restoration times, provided by the Governor's Office.  

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JML November 04, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Thanks Teaneck Resident...I actually read that as well so I am going to try it. Hopefully this will all be resolved sooner rather than later so we do not have to be concerned about that. Hang in there folks.
MP November 04, 2012 at 06:50 PM
MP November 04, 2012 at 06:51 PM
They did not turn away nonunion workers. That was a lie. http://www.northjersey.com/news/Union_and_non-union_crews_working_together_in_NJ_recovery_efforts.html
vicky November 04, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Thank you J. Same hing happenend to us. They put a new work order. lets see what happens.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:27 PM
What do elected leaders have to do with the power supply? Why must everything come down to politics? That's the problem with us these days. We had a friggin' storm. Obama didn't cause it; Christie didn't cause it.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:29 PM
This is America and the business of America is business.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The beauty of the internet. It is such a wonderful tool but like many tools misused like people using a pair of pliers where a wrench is needed thus stripping a bolt. Information passed along without true facts. No PSE&G worker is checking the credentials of out of state workers to see if they are card-carrying union members.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The grid has to be restored before individual homes are restored. You could have your wires put back up but if the grid is out you'll still have no power.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
The temperature has to be well below freezing, ie, 32° for a while before pipes will freeze. Keeping a faucet running as Teaneck_Resident says may help as the water coming into the house is a constant temperature, usually around 55°. But, again the temperature has to be below freezing for a sustained time before you need worry about the pipes in your home freezing. Good luck and hope you have power restored soon.
John Santaella November 04, 2012 at 08:42 PM
J, the signals PSE&G sends only test the grid and not individual customers. Your neighbor could have power and you not. Each customer has to call PSE&G to report outage.
J November 04, 2012 at 08:57 PM
John - thanks - which is why I suggested to anyone without power to call. Why would they assume I have power and take me off the list just because their grid shows power and still say via their secure website that I don't have power.
R borras November 04, 2012 at 10:12 PM
My house is still without power.this is simply inexecusable after 5 plus days.gov christie told the power company to abandon their playbook plans.instead he should have beaten them silly with it! Pseg has shown their incompetence...time for some leadership changes.
Isabelle November 04, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Unbelievable we pay the highest taxes in Bergen County and are the last to be restored! This is like the twilight zone!
Isabelle November 04, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I don't mean Teaneck pays highest taxes of all but as a County Bergen is the highest taxed!
jd November 04, 2012 at 11:17 PM
my wife just called pse & g they asked for our phone number when she gave it to them, they said we would not have power until NEXT FRIDAY (we live in the Country Club area of Teaneck near Rte 4 & Teaneck Rd. on Warren Pkwy) it seems we are ALWAYS the last to get power restored why?????????
R borras November 04, 2012 at 11:31 PM
When it comes to pipes expanding and breaking....shut off the water coming into the house annd drain the rest through the facuets into the sinks. This will protect u through the night. Open the valve in the morning
Monica November 04, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I agree with you, however, the lack of post-storm communication from Teaneck's elected officials has been extremely disheartening for a lot of residents. While they can't exactly do much to expedite PSE&G, they can find ways to reach out to their residents during an emergency situation. If nothing else, residents just want to know that the people they've voted for care about them and their town; in short, that they've got their back. That's what seems to be what's at the heart of these complaints about Teaneck and PSE&G.
Monica November 04, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I also wanted to add that I've gotten more up-to-date information from this blog than I have from Teaneck's official website, so kudos to the Teaneck Patch people.
d. kron November 05, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Duvchu, Plenty of gas in Albany N.Y. 135 miles from Teaneck. WHY???
Gloria Lois November 05, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Our elected Teaneck officials...though they don't run PSEG they can be a collective voice for all of Teaneck and possibly help communicate our needs and assist in bullet pointing/mapping out the various sections that are without power and giving it to PSEG or most notably to those out-of-state here to help but are not familiar with the area. IDK but what I see is lack of organization.
R borras November 05, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Where is our mayor¿
R borras November 05, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Pseg told me that my power would be on friday night.they said that they were working on the substation,especially for teaneck.the lack of accurate info is terrible.had someone been straight with me I would have moved my family out of TEANECK sooner.we are going back to our condo in west ny thats empty. This township is a disgrace ever since we bought this house 4 yrs ago.
R borras November 05, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Its getting colder......where r the updates for those stuck in COLDNECK.
Calvin November 05, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Im on stelton off east cedar lane, teaneck and just got power back. I was surprised but did see some workers near a street by the apartments close to 7-11 on cedar lane about 2 hrs ago.
J November 05, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Great - if they only would now move across the street between cedar and route 4 then I can sleep in a warm house - thanks for the update
Calvin November 05, 2012 at 02:35 AM
lost it again. and heard lots of sirens both police and fire. everyone please be safe and make sure everything is turned off.
GaryL November 05, 2012 at 02:56 AM
I agree 100%. Where are the leaders of Teaneck? Why aren't they communicating to us - information, reassurance, outrage? Anything is better than absolute silence. They could be communicating on Teaneck Patch, FB, Twitter, via email, etc. Most people have access to all of that through their mobile phones. Perhaps I am asking too much. Not everyone is a leader. Sometimes they are just elected politicians...
Diggler November 05, 2012 at 06:52 AM
Councilman Schwartz has been communicating via Facebook, Twitter, and Email. Forget the elected officials, where is Broughton? Kevie Feit for Manager!!
Teaneck_Resident November 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Folks, Just a heads up, it looks like the Shell Gas Station in Cedar lane is turning away anyone with a gas can. People have walked up and they have been denied the right to fill a gas can.
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