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Latest Power Update from the Office of Emergency Management

An update from the Village of South Orange and Office of Emergency Management.

The latest official word from PSE&G, as of this morning, accounted for 800 customers without power in South Orange.  After speaking with County and State officials, we have managed to get confirmation that certain areas in town, including, but not limited to, sections of Newstead,  Montrose, South Orange Avenue, Tuxedo Park, Propsect Street and North Wyoming Avenue are being worked on today.  The Village will keep close track of these repairs and all of the others that we have on file and that PSE&G has on file through both individual inspections from the Village and word from residents.

Additionally, because there are so many individual homes without power in South Orange in particular, we have been guaranteed specially detailed PSE&G workers who will be doing sweeps of certain areas to check for downed wires and fixing houses on an individual basis.

Village officials have been working cooperatively with our partnering government agencies at the County and State level to ensure a more accountable and more transparent process than what we have seen over the past several days and we will continue doing so.

Anyone in areas without power or knowing of areas without power can email it to EmergencyManagement@southorange.org and the requests will be re-sent to PSE&G for confirmation.

The Baird Center will be available as a shelter overnight, call the South Orange Police Department at 973-763-3000 if needed and find more information at southorange.org.  Thank you.

Jennifer Crohn November 04, 2011 at 03:52 PM
We finally got power back this morning on Kenneth Terrace, a few blocks north of CHS.
Joaquin Labour November 04, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Int he whole week, we haven't seem any crew from PSE&G working in Hamilton-Finlay area either.
Chuck Mahoney November 04, 2011 at 04:24 PM
My neighbor flagged down a PSEG truck today. The driver said they didn't know the problem in Montrose was this big and affected so many houses. They tried replacing a fuse two days ago, and thought power was restored. He thinks we won't get power now until maybe Sunday.
Joaquin Labour November 04, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Let's help them to get alerted---It seems like PSE&G doesn’t have a way to know who has the power restored and who doesn’t. Let’s help them; If you are at home now, hang a red t-shirt of your front door as indication of that YOU HAVE NO POWER YET. This will alert them of how many of us are still without power. It seems like some time they think they fix the problem by complete when in reality they have not.
Amy Higer November 04, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Wow. Hope they get it back before then! -Teddy Higer-Paris

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