Sections of Teaneck Could See Power Restored Within Hours

Electricity restored to the Cedar Lane business district Friday afternoon.

Power was restored Friday afternoon to the Cedar Lane business district and more Teaneck residents could see the lights come back on within the next several hours, officials said. 

Township Manager William Broughton said utility crews were working at the Palisade Avenue substation, and he was told service could be restored to some areas east of the railroad trucks served by the facility. 

Broughton said Public Service Electric and Gas crews, along with out-of-state teams, were deployed in Teaneck. 

"They informed Township officials that a significant portion of the Township east of the railroad tracks will have power restored once damaged circuits are repaired and the substation is fully operational," a statement issued using the town's e-mail alert system said. "PSE&G reported that the estimated time for this particular restoration was several hours."

Electricity was restored to Teaneck's Fairleigh Dickinson University campus and the West Englewood Avenue-area, west of the railroad tracks, he said. Some residents might experience outages while workers test circuits. 

Utility crews were also working near Teaneck Road and Voorhees Street, and the Rensselaer Road-area, the manager said. Key township facilities, including the Richard Rodda Center and Municipal Building, were also without electricity. 

Township public works crews have cleared about 95 trees, but at least another 100 remained, Broughton said. 

Still, large areas of the town remained without service. According to PSE&G's outage map, more than 10,000 township customers were out Friday afternoon. The number has gone unchanged for days after Sandy hit. A spokesperson for PSE&G did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday morning. 

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday said thousands of outside repair crews were headed to New Jersey, and he would tell utility companies to issue revised restoration timelines to customers. 

County Police Lt. Dwane Razetti, Bergen's emergency management director, said federal officials were expected to deliver blankets and other supplies to the county for distribution to municipalities. More than a hundred people remained sheltered Friday at the police academy in Mahwah. 

Related News: 

  • Sandy's Aftermath: What's Open in Teaneck [UPDATE]
  • Christie Pushes Utility Companies to Restore Power


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Peter Bograd November 03, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Thanks David. Good luck.
Bean November 03, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Any power south of route 4, between Queen Anne Rd and Palisades Ave?
Teaneck_Resident November 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I have a feeling PSEG has dumped Teaneck. There are no updates from the town and pseg refuses to provide any updates at all. Does anyone known any town ship council members that may have any updates?
Joe Schmoe November 03, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Teaneck has weak leadership.
janu November 03, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Noah !!! can you please provide some update or can you give us info for some council member's email or something? we still dont have power
Reluctant Driver November 03, 2012 at 04:17 PM
My elderly mother is on Stuyvesant - any news on restoration of power there?
Noah Cohen November 03, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Council member emails are on teanecknj.gov. Writing a PSE&G update story now although I don't have any street-by-street information.
janu November 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM
any information is better than nothing.. we just want to make sure that PSE&G didnt leave us behind since almost half of the town has power now.. as we are still in dark..
David Zatz November 03, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Patience. I just saw the traffic light at Palisade and the bridge come up.
Noah Cohen November 03, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Latest PSEG update: http://teaneck.patch.com/articles/psegsaturdayupdateteaneck includes Teaneck specific info just released by the governor's office
Joe Schmoe November 03, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Noah, are you ever in communication with the Teaneck mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin or any other local government officials? It would seem to me that one important duty of these government leaders would be to give updates to their towns on the status of power restoration and so forth, delivered personally just as the governor of the state does. Perhaps it's unfair to criticize them for doing nothing, if that's the status quo of local government. In any case, any insight as to why these elected leaders are completely absent during these times of crisis? (well, in times of mini crisis here, but still...). What did they do, seek refuge in Highland Park?
JDGordonLaw November 04, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Any info about Cedar Lane between Pal. Ave & Queen Anne?
J November 04, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Still no power east of railroad tracks between cedar lane and route 4 - will see if pseg meets the deadline - saw that another storm is brewing - I bet PSEG and the town will be ready - #keepdreaming
janu November 04, 2012 at 01:46 AM
just got power by cedar lane and rt 4 on the river road.. time to cheer after loooooong 6 days..:)
shimon baum November 04, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Ever try dealing with PSEG's customer service? Incompetence all around.
Alise Renee November 04, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Night 6...no heat, power or hot water. Yes im grateful for the roof over my head (though it's damaged by the townships tree), It could be worse as others have lost everything including their lives. Tell me once again why our towns leadership shouldn't be raked over the coals for their lack of communication and service to the community that they supposedly represent. They find my house when its election time but cant find it when im freezing cold! I dare anyone of them to ask to put a dam sign on my lawn or for my vote!
BergenfieldResident November 04, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Have Rutland and/or East Cedar Lane been restored, or have there been any updates as to the time table for restoration? I'm trying to get info back to friends and family so any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Jacob November 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM
For all the Einsteins who are busy raking the town's leadership over the coals, you should know that a couple of them have been reaching out to residents TOWNWIDE with updates. It would probably be a good idea for you to get onto their email list so they can reach out to you as well. They were also out of power for the week.
J November 04, 2012 at 02:43 PM
No power between route 4 and cedar lane / between queen anne and teaneck rd - oh but don't worry there is power at Met Life stadium for today's football game. Great that sports trump people's right to heat and power.
Monica November 05, 2012 at 12:44 AM
"They find my house when its election time but cant find it when im freezing cold!" Yes, exactly!
m November 05, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Power on Columbus Drive this morning
GaryL November 05, 2012 at 02:59 PM
PSE&G told me my power had been restored - I live on Phelps Road - but we don't have power. They said they would submit another work order, but I can't recall ever seeing a repair truck in our neighborhood. I wonder if their "power restored" report is simply a way to show progress even if the power hasn't been restored.
Dee Are November 05, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I have heard that sections of Country Club came back last night (and lost it) and then some got it at 12, 5AM and 7AM. I assure you that there are plenty of sections which still don't have.
David Zatz November 05, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Given the scale of what they're doing, mistakes are inevitable. I do check every morning to make sure we're not listed as "restored." So far we're still "November 9, we hope."
Shiny November 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Does anyone have any update abt Quenn Anne Road and West Forest Ave ....
LaVerne November 05, 2012 at 04:42 PM
By goodness, you cry babies! People don't have HOMES! get your asses out and help someone!
Dee Are November 05, 2012 at 04:51 PM
LaVerne -- while I applaud your spirit of volunteerism, I still think it acceptable for someone with no power or heat, especially if there are children or elderly in the home, to express frustration and wonder at the situation. I can't afford to move into a hotel. I threw out lots of food. I don't have a generator. And I'm at work now. People who don't have homes are surely to be pitied and for those who can help, an object of help. But those of us who are trying to resume a semblance of life and work (and that work is very often in a service industry on which many others rely) to call us cry babies when we are simply trying to get information is a touch insensitive. Should someone tell you to stop wasting time on your computer and go volunteer? Did your post add to anyone's sense of community and improvement? Or was it judgmental and divisive, assuming a superior tone when it didn't reflect any actual superiority in performance? So if you want to volunteer, feel free to do so to help people who have no homes. I woke up shivering at 4AM and am just now starting to thaw out while I am at work. If you can find someone to volunteer to help me that'd be fine, too. Sorry that my suffering isn't great enough.
LaVerne November 05, 2012 at 04:51 PM
The people are working as fast as they can. The same group of babies that sits on the butts and complaints. Most people are hurting, others more than others. GET A LIFE! I'm sure people in the real world are laughing at you crying that your power isn't on while people have lost everything. ...try remembering what many went through with Katrina, Tsunami. and you are crying about being cold and in the dark! You want to find help then get out and then I've seen PSEG & Broughton.
LaVerne November 05, 2012 at 04:54 PM
GET UP and pass out flyers to get out the vote and tell people where the polls are. Go to Staten Island and help those people clean up and get back in their homes if they can. Donate something........... Just Shut up and give thanks.
shimon baum November 21, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Of course not having power makes it hard for a lot of people to use their computers. Einstein.


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