How to get your power back

How to get your power back in South Orange

According to PSE&G at least some of South Orange not yet even scheduled for inspection - so get ready for long haul is their advice.

Last October saw quick response by calling county executives office.  Urge all residents to call and ask for County Executive DiVencenzo.


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Debra Bernath November 03, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Called and left a message.
NC Janow November 03, 2012 at 03:18 PM
My house is in So Orange bit the powerlines are in West Orange. really need County assistance. Left a message. let's see what happens.
Stephanie Kennedy November 03, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Day 6 with no power and utility pole still dangling on Meadowbrook Lane with no sight of PSE&G anywhere.
Alicia Zucker November 03, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Left a message about ourselves and son-in-law and daughter.
Tux Parker November 04, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Tried to call. DiVincenzo's voice mailbox is full.
KV November 05, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I tried calling. Since the mail box was full I sent an email to joedi@admin.essexcountynj.org palagia@admin.essexcountynj.org You can try too.
Heather Landers November 05, 2012 at 12:43 PM
As per the mayor's suggestion I have emailed the president of PSEG. I also emailed our Sentaor and the two Assembly Members for Maplewood. I doubt that it will do any good but I imagine it can't hurt. Contact info below in case others are interested in doing the same: Richard James Codey, Democrat 66 W.Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 973-535-5017 E-mail SenCodey@njleg.org Assembly: John F. McKeon, Democrat 250 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940 973-377-1606 E-mail: AsmMcKeon@njleg.org Mila M. Jasey, Democrat 511 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040 973-762-1886 E-mail: AswJasey@njleg.org
Carlos Ulises Decena November 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Hi all, The Essex County person actually just returned my call and said they would see what they can do to help. I think it is important to call them so thanks to those who recommended that in the first place. Keeping my fingers crossed for power restoration.
Anne Servitto November 05, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I called. Spoke to a lovely woman. No REAL information. We just have to suck it up and try to stay sane until we get power back.
Susan Blodgett November 05, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I just hear from a person in DiVincenzo's office. She told me, based upon what the PS&G spokesperson told her, that of the 7000 homes in SO which were without power, 5000 have been restored. I somehow find that hard to believe. Also that they expect to get 600 more homes restored today, which is good. The bad news is that they don't believe all power will be restored in SO until Friday.
Steve C. November 05, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Power just came back on Meadowbrook Place
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM
The pseg website says only 114 without power in SO. Really? Why is it that no one I know has power back?
Benjamin Myers November 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Still no power up on Blanchard.
David Jones November 06, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Alicia, where did you see that? Their restoration plan (as of yesterday) says that 1,920 customers are out of power. http://www.pseg.com/pdf/PSE_G%20Workforce%20Schedule20121105%200600.pdf Waiting for today's update to their plan. Also, PSEG just said on their twitter feed something I guess we all know: Montclair, the Oranges and Maplewood will all see delays due to backyard serv which delays tree/wire work" So if the problem is located in someone's backyard, it's still going to take awhile. Getting very old with the colder temps.
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Saw it in the pseg.com website spreadsheet. Yes. Their excuses are getting very old especially since there seems to be so little visibility in Newstead. Saw and woke to a Florida "pole" truck yesterday. But again, saw no one doing anything.
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 03:57 PM
BTW. Now the spreadsheet says only 93 without power in SO!
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Okay. David see what you are looking at with the 1920 out. Definitely reading it wrong. Sorry
Webber November 06, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I was told by FPL yesterday they have 8 poles to install and it will be anywhere from 2-5 more days. I live on glenview close to mountain ave.
David Jones November 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Well dandy. The number of SO customers with power out just INCREASED by 35% from yesterday's restoration plan to today's. From 1920 to 2619. NP Alicia, it's not the most intuitive document in the world.
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Webber we live on Mountain right by you. Must have spoken to the same crew. David. That whole spreadsheet seems like hokus pokus! And there is NO ONE to speak to! It is so upsetting! This has gone on way too long
Meg November 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Called PSE&G this morning by 8 upon hearing that Gregory, winding way, west orange got power last night. Got excited since this area is so close by us. About about a mile fm Wyoming/highland/ etc.; however as per service rep, we r on track to get power back between today, tue. till Nov. 9. Could not believe Nov. 9!
Alicia Zucker November 06, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Both side of Mountain seems to be up. But the rest of us are on a different grid. Also heard that crest wood circle is up. But Blanchard is not
Alicia Zucker November 07, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Only NORTH side of Mountain is up. Rest of us still dark.
Alicia Zucker November 08, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Power crews on mountain drive, in my driveway, yesterday. Said they needed trees trimmed from wires. Asplundh trimmed trees. Power crews never came back Asplundh in driveway again today. Said power crews were here this am and put in request for more tree trimming. Asplundh has again left. Wouldn't put any money on power crews returning. Has anyone in Newstead or Blanchard got power back? This is beyond belief.


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