Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Teaneck recreation center briefly without power Tuesday morning.
The fourth power outage in three days hit Teaneck Tuesday, knocking out service to the town's recreation center and leaving some customers without electricity for about four hours. The latest outage was reported around 5:20 a.m. and blamed on an "issue with an overhead circuit," according to PSEG spokeswoman Deann Muzikar. Ninety-eight customers were impacted and power was restored around 9 a.m. Officials briefly closed the Richard Rodda Center because of the outage, but the facility had since reopened with classes set to run on schedule, a message posted on the town's Twitter account said. Another outage, reported shortly before 3 a.m., impacted 493 Teaneck customers and was caused by a "cable failure," the spokeswoman said. Services …
Monday, November 7, 2011
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Monday, November 7, 2011
What do you think of the Township and PSE&G's response to last weekend's powerful October snowstorm? Some have criticized the level of communication from the utility company and the Township. What do you think about the amount of communication? Do you feel the response was well handled or are there areas you want to see changed? Conflicting information from PSE&G customer service was one common complaint from Teaneck residents. On Sunday, PSE&G said all customers had been restored. However, that good news came as NJ.com reported customers can expect rate hikes due to the storm. Do you think PSE&G should offer credits to customers who lost power? Verizon and Cablevision announced credits are available. What do you think of the response …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Conflicting messages from customer service, downed wire leave residents frustrated.
Queen Anne Road resident Elizabeth Boleman-Herring has a message for PSEG CEO Ralph Izzo. “For what we pay you Ralph, get down to the corner of West Forest Avenue and Queen Anne Road in Teaneck now,” Boleman-Herring said Thursday morning as she stood next to a downed wire at the busy corner. As electricity has come back to most of hard-hit Teaneck, residents Boleman-Herring and Dean Pratt remained without power late Thursday morning because of what they believe is a complicated repair project and a live wire lying on the sidewalk at Queen Anne Road and West Forest Avenue. The wire is surrounded by barricades and being guarded by a PSE&G worker from the company’s gas division. The pair have been without power since Saturday when a powerful…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Power could be out until Wednesday, utility company says.
Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin blamed Public Service Electric & Gas for poor communication with local officials as thousands of township residents remained without power Sunday after a powerful winter storm hit the area. Township crews need PSE&G to first clear downed wires before trees can be removed, but Hameeduddin said Teaneck officials have been unable to get the utility to coordinate with the town or provide details on when utility crews would arrive. “I don’t know when their crews are coming,” Hameeduddin said. “The communication is just not here.” Hameeduddin said he wanted a PSE&G crew specifically assigned to hard hit Teaneck. The crew could have worked side-by-side with DPW tree removal teams before moving to other towns, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Outages reported around Church Street and Bedford Avenue.
Electricity around Church Street and Bedford Avenue has been restored, according to Public Service Electric & Gas. Firefighters were called to Church Street, near Longfellow Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a possible transformer fire and wires down. The incident knocked out power, but was isolated to the mostly residential area. Power was also out around Bedford Avenue, off Teaneck Road. A PSE&G spokeswoman said the cause of the outage was not yet known. Church Street was closed near Longfellow Avenue, but since been re-opened. There were no current outages reported in town as of 10 p.m., according to the PSE&G outage map. This article was last updated at 10 p.m. Tuesday
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thousands temporarily lose power.
A Friday morning power outage impacting Teaneck and other nearby towns is being blamed on an “animal contact,” according to a Public Service Electric & Gas spokeswoman. A squirrel came in contact with live wires on Pennington Road in town, causing sections of Teaneck, Leonia and Bogota to lose power, utility spokeswoman Deann Muzikar said in an email. Up to 5,000 customers were without power at around 10 a.m., according to the PSE&G outage map. That number has since dropped to up to 500 in Teaneck and none in Leonia or Bogota. Traffic lights at busy intersections, including Queen Anne Road and Degraw Avenue, were temporarily knocked out. Friday’s incident wasn’t the first time a wayward squirrel has put area utility customers in the dark…
Monday, July 25, 2011
Utility company spokeswoman says 689 lost power Monday afternoon.
Power was knocked out to more than 600 homes Monday afternoon when a fallen tree limb damaged an electric company switch on River Road, officials said. Service was largely restored by around 5:30 p.m., according to authorities. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas said around 4 p.m. the repair work would be done within the hour. River Road was closed briefly near Brett Park, but has since been reopened.