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PSE&G Begins to Restore Power to Maplewood

Some streets and pockets of town are back on, with bulk of restoration expected within a week. Are you one of the lucky ones?

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.

Gina Pasuco November 04, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I live in Bayonne nj and cannot believe that we still as of November 4th we have no power ! The elderly and children are freezing ! In this day and age the 2012 PSEG is taking this long ! I find this in fathomable ! I truly am disappointed that PSEG cannot restore power to prospect ave and east side of Bayonne . I am actually watching an old elderly couple sitting in their car for heat they are so cold ! It's so sad. God bless everyone that was affected by this hurricane
Erikka Richardson November 04, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I hear you in Bayonne. I'm in Irvington (Melrose section), which is 5 minutes long, from one end of Stuyvesant to the next. We are a small area, and the only remaining area without power. People are running their cars in intervals to warm up, and charge their cell phones. We are spending a fortune on ice and food, because the nearest supply station is deep in Newark, and people can't get gas.

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