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UPDATED: PSE&G Estimates Sunday for Maplewood Power Restoration

PSE&G released Sunday as an estimated date of power restoration to Maplewood.

 

Update, 11/3, 2 p.m.: 

PSE&G has provided an estimated restoration plan that projects power to be restored to Maplewood by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. To see a complete list of power restoration estimation times from PSE&G, click here

From most recent PSE&G press release: Essex County-- Of the 346,260 customers in Essex County, 251,000 customers lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 122,400 customers remain out of service.-- PSE&G has restored service to 65% of the customers in Newark and will be working in the city all weekend.-- Crews will be also be focusing on Irvington, West Orange, Montclair, East Orange, Bloomfield, Maplewood, Orange and Belleville this weekend.

 

For updates on the power situation, follow Maplewood Patch on Facebook and Twitter.

PSE&G has restored power to some homes in Maplewood as of late Friday evening, according to Mayor Vic DeLuca and residents posting on Maplewood's Facebook Page. 

Posters confirmed power coming back on in certain areas of the Hilton section, Golf Island and the area by the Maplewood Golf Course east of Valley Road: "Broadview ave and Manley terrace have power now," wrote one. Others said power was back on Rynda Road, Marie Place, a portion of Concord Avenue, Park Avenue and S. Pierson.

The Springfield Avenue Partnership posted at around 6 p.m.: "We are getting reports from some of the Springfield Avenue District businesses that power is being restored and they are opening for business. Yay!"

The SAP also reported that the Walgreen's on Springfield Avenue will be open for business Saturday at 8 a.m. (although all their perishable food has been destroyed).

In an update on its website Friday night at 9:30 p.m., PSE&G reported it had restored service to more than 1 million PSE&G customers statewide, leaving 660,000 customers still without power. 

The utility estimates they will have "virtually all" impacted customers restored to service by Nov. 9, though it might be longer for residents with flooding or downed line issues.  

At shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, PSE&G tweeted, "Love sharing GOOD NEWS. Significant progress, we've repaired 7 substations. Subs are the backbone of our system & had to be repaired 1st." Once substations are repaired, PSE&G can start moving trees and getting small circuits back faster. 

In the release, PSE&G said also it was focusing on: restoring power to gas refinieries, identifying gas stations that need power restored to get gas flowing, and clearing trees and downed wires to allow for repair of overhead lines.

To report a power outage, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG.

Check general outage activity at www.pseg.com/outagecenter and updates at www.pseg.com.

Sign up to follow PSE&G on Twitter at http://twitter.com/psegdelivers to monitor restoration progress.

Is your power back? Let us know in comments.

Carolyn Maynard-Parisi November 04, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Thanks, Elaine!
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi November 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Dodie, I know Mayor DeLuca and other officials visited WG today and spoke to the CEO and some residents. They are doing what they can, and WG has been prioritized for power restoration. Hang in, I know it is very challenging.
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi November 04, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Kenesaw: the tree that is down on Parker and Prospect has wires on it, and DPW cannot remove it until PSEG gives town clearance.
Francis Paran November 04, 2012 at 01:30 AM
No power still in hillcrest Rd., between fernwood and orchard. I'm afraid that ours will be considered an individual problem, and that we'll get left behind from the rest and have our electricity the last to be restored.
malika berry November 06, 2012 at 09:42 PM
We have power on Tuscan St. Thank you! Henkly and McCoy :-)

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