Friday, February 8, 2013
No significant power outages have been reported as of noon Friday, but storm expected to last into early morning Saturday.
No significant power outages have been reported in Essex County a few hours into Friday's Winter Storm, but PSE&G is ready to respond to what could be widespread outages throughout its service area, the utility said in advance of the Nor'easter. Contractors, including tree crews, are poised and ready and additional supplies, such as poles, transformer and other equipment, are on hand, PSE&G said. The Nor’easter could dump more than a foot of snow and bring heavy winds to Essex County, where widespread, long-term outages caused by Superstorm Sandy are still fresh on many residents’ minds. Essex County has declared a state of emergency, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Management. No parking will be allowed on country roads …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites are a possibility as Hurricane Sandy threatens state.
Hurricane Sandy could leave polling sites without power on Election Day with utility companies reporting it may take a week or more to restore widespread outages. With the storm just beginning to hit northern New Jersey, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin said Monday the question of whether voting will be affected by Sandy has weighed heavily on his mind. Durkin said in a worst-case scenario where there is a widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites, the state legislature would decide what action to take. “If there is an issue with power,” Durkin said, “it is the New Jersey Legislature that decides on the alternatives as far as what we do." Both PSE&G and JCP&L, which provide millions of residents with electricity, report it could …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Stage agency to investigate how four electric utilities responded to blackouts in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Monday, August 29, 2011
UPDATED: NJ Transit Says trains could resume Tuesday. Utility crews from Ohio arrive to help with massive cleanup. Some need to boil water.
Updated 6 p.m. Monday Utility crews from Ohio began streaming into Livingston late Sunday to help with the massive cleanup of wires and power outages after Irene. More than 1,000 homes in Livingston are without power, according to Jersey Central Power & Light, and it could take several days to be restored. PSE&G is also reporting outages in Livingston, although the numbers are less. Statewide, PSE&G said 700,000 customers are without power. The storm caused massive outages throughout the state and Gov. Chris Christie said it could take five to seven days before lights turn back on. "While the majority of customers will be restored within 48 hours," PSE&G said, "customers should be prepared for potentially lengthy outages of up to seven …