Monday, January 14, 2013
About 5,000 customers lost power in three towns, utility company says.
PSEG's recent electricity repairs were no match for a wayward squirrel Monday morning. The animal "came in contact" with two circuits, knocking out service to about 5,000 customers in Teaneck, Bogota and Ridgefield Park, a company spokeswoman said. Crews had tied the two circuits together in a temporary fix after another utility failure Sunday, according to PSEG's Annette Hicks. "Our crews are making repairs and the system should be back to normal within an hour," the spokeswoman said shortly before 11 a.m. In Teaneck, up to 2,000 customers lost service but were mostly restored by 9 a.m., according to PSEG's outage map. The company reported up to 5,000 without service in Ridgefield Park. The original problem, reported at the company's…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Residents and council members say more communication is needed in future storms.
Public Service Electric and Gas funneled incorrect information to Teaneck officials in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the township should work to expand its own communications for future disasters, town council members and residents said Tuesday. Despite numerous conference calls and a meeting with PSE&G’s chief executive, Teaneck still struggled to glean any useful information on the company’s power restoration efforts, officials said. “We were misinformed and misled, whether it was due to incompetence or intentional misinformation, I am not entirely sure, but the result is the same,” said Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen. In one briefing with PSE&G, Gussen said he was told crews started work at a Teaneck power station following the storm. In …
Monday, November 12, 2012
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Most of Teaneck lost power after Hurricane Sandy, closing schools for days and bringing businesses to a halt around town. Some residents were without service for more than 10 days, and others saw power go out again when a snowstorm hit. PSE&G says Hurricane Sandy was an unprecededented disaster, among the worst in the history of New Jersey. More than 1.7 million were without power at its peak. It takes time to work through even with the tens of thousands of crews brought in from other states, the utility told customers. "Since the start of the storm, PSE&G call centers have handled more than 1.9 million calls (more than 12 times the normal volume)," the utility said in a written statement. "This is not your average storm. Hurricane Sandy …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
About 200 Teaneck customers without service more than ten days after Sandy hit, according to company work plan.
Public Service Electric and Gas expects to have power restored to every Teaneck customer by late Saturday. According to the company's updated work schedule, 216 customers remained without service on Friday, more than 10 days after Sandy hit. Most of those, 194, were set to be restored Friday with 22 left for Saturday. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to nearly all of PSE&G's 15,892 Teaneck customers. The company's repair plans were delayed by a brief snowstorm Wednesday. Public estimates have varied, but the company said the vast majority of customers should have had power restored by midnight Friday. When was your power restored? Still without service? Tell us in the comments below. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Latest company estimate says full service restored Saturday.
About 400 Public Service Electric and Gas customers in Teaneck were without electricity Thursday morning, ten days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to most of the town. In an updated company work schedule, PSE&G said 418 local customers were without electricity. Full service to Teaneck was estimated to be restored Saturday, according to the plan. Despite the continued outages, the amount of customers without power has gone down in recent days, according to utility company work plans. On Wednesday morning, PSE&G reported 890 customers without service. In a statement Thursday, PSE&G said 70,000 of its customers remained out from Hurricane Sandy and another 40,000 from Nor'easter Athena. The progress of repair work has not always …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Some outages could continue into the weekend, according to latest utility work schedule.
About 3,000 Public Service Electric and Gas customers were without power in Teaneck Tuesday morning, up from yesterday's total, according to an updated company work schedule. On Monday morning, PSE&G reported 2,842 customers out, but Tuesday's report showed 3,118 of Teaneck's 15,892 customers without service. According to the work plan, 322 were expected to come back online Tuesday, followed by 395 Wednesday, 469 Thursday and 1,353 on Friday. The company expected to repair 406 on Saturday and 173 on Sunday. An original work schedule projected having all of the town restored last weekend. Another schedule showed an increase in local customers without service. PSE&G has stressed the schedules were only projections and could change at any…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Work schedule released Monday shows some could remain without electric through Friday.
More than 2,000 Public Service Electric and Gas customers remained without electricity in Teaneck Monday morning, and the latest company estimate shows service might not be fully restored for at least seven days. According to a PSE&G work schedule updated early Monday, 2,842 of the utility company's 15,892 township customers were without service. The company projected to restore 931 customers on Monday, but 119 customers could remain out Saturday. Another 220 had no estimated restoration time. The company's estimates have fallen short in the past. An original work schedule projected having all of the town restored last weekend. Another schedule showed an increase in local customers without service. With temperatures dropping, the …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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 …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
PSE&G reported outages in Teaneck Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
An outside contractor who dug into a cable caused a power outage in Teaneck Thursday morning, a utility company spokeswoman said. The outage knocked out power to 602 customers around 10:15 a.m., according to spokeswoman Annette Hicks. The digging happened near Overpeck Park on Fort Lee Road and customers were out for about 25 minutes. The work was not related to PSE&G's infrastructure upgrades around Teaneck, Hicks said.