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South Orange Survives Sandy

Downed trees, power outages, no school

South Orange residents wake up to downed trees, no power for more than 5000, and, for many, relief that Sandy wasn't harder on the community.

The Village Office of Emergency Management began assessing damage early this morning, according to a notice sent out via email and twitter. The Department of Public Works was on duty throughout much of the storm, clearing trees from streets.

Around town, residents report that many blocks have no power. PSEG reports that due to flooding some substations, including one in Newark, were closed last night. Those will be reopened when flood water recede.

Residents around South Orange report wind damage, rather than water problems. 

Governor Chris Christie tweeted today, "The cost of this storm is incalculable at this point." Schools and Seton Hall remain closed on Tuesday, as does NJ Transit. The Garden State Parkway has reopened.  Parts of the Turnpike are open.

Christie also said today, "New Jersey is a tough place. We will dig out from under and we will be back."

Useful info:

PSEG: call 800-436-PSEG (7734).

Updates from Village here:

How to help others here.

 

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