PSEG: Power Back in Fair Lawn by Midnight Sunday

PSEG has offered no timetable for the restoration of power in Saddle Brook.

The vast majority of Fair Lawn may have its power back by the end of the weekend, according to a PSEG work schedule released by the governor's office Saturday.

Gov. Chris Christie released the restoration plans for New Jersey's three primary power companies Saturday in an effort to provide New Jerseyans greater transparency and certainty about the progress of restoration in their towns.

“While progress has been made in restoring power to many businesses, households, and critical infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, there are still over 1.25 million customers without power," Christie said in a statement. "So many New Jerseyans have demonstrated significant patience and resilience through the storm and this initial recovery period, and it is our obligation to get them back online and with the certainty of a timeline they can reliably plan their lives around in the coming days.”

The restoration plans, provided by PSEG, Jersey Central Power and Light and Atlantic City Electric, give a town-by-town breakdown of the number of customers serviced, the number of customers without power and a restoration timetable for the next three days.

Fair Lawn has 39.9 percent of its 13,899 PSEG customers still without power, but restoration is expected by midnight Sunday.

In Saddle Brook, 29.8 percent of the 6,570 customers remain in the dark, but PSEG has yet to release a timetable for full restoration.

To access the power restoration plans for PSEG, click here. Note that the column for "% Customers in Service" appears to have been transposed and actually shows the percentage of customers without service.


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Deleted because of harassment November 04, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Mr. Rosenberg has done a good job of explaining how this form of government is designed to work. It's unfortunate that some partisans have seen fit to out and out lie to discredit whoever they can, even if the lies are transparent and debunked by anyone with eyes. If you have not seen a truck, all that means is you haven't got a problem directly where you are. I never saw a truck on my street fixing our dead cable lines, but they came back on regardless. The same is true for power lines because the problem could be two towns away, in a generator station, or a mile away in a transformer, or buried in a street vault. If you are complaining that you aren't getting enough information, just how much do you expect? I have had a phone call on my cellphone when my home phone wasn't working, from the BOE and the OEM, telling me what was happening to the best knowledge at the time. I guess I could pout and demand they call me or come directly to my home to give me a personalized assessment of everything. But I understand they are busy doing what they are supposed to be doing. That is how rational, reasonable adults try to behave during a crisis. It's too bad they seem to be in sort supply here.
Jenne November 05, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Gib, if the gov't did order businesses to close, everyone would be up in arms about gov't interfering with private enterprise. It's a no-win situation.
Jenne November 05, 2012 at 12:28 AM
The email updates from the Town have been top-notch. I feel terrible for all our neighbors with storm damage, no power, etc. Let's give thanks, though, that there was no flooding!
huh? November 05, 2012 at 02:09 AM
@Deleted, can you decode that first paragraph for us? Im not sure i understand
Stuart Pace November 05, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I only saw Lisa Swain. I know Cos was with the FLPD. No one else ever saw our block. Town employees are doing a fantastic job.
abook November 05, 2012 at 03:15 PM
what about hoarding gas in your garage is there any limit to how many gallons you can store in your garage? isnt' this a very potential danger?
Stuart Pace November 05, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Your point?
Stuart Pace November 05, 2012 at 05:42 PM
She was seen throughout alot of town. Just sayin.
Chris Antonelli November 05, 2012 at 05:52 PM
That's untrue, Mike. Been passing that way every day.
Chris Antonelli November 05, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Would you anons and non-anons alike whining about elected officials just shut the hell up already! We have a POWER problem. Do you really think the Council members are capable of climbing up poles and restoring power? Do any of you know how complicated the grid system is? How many substations were knocked out? Do you have any idea how many borough workers are out cutting blown down trees? How many FLPD officers are pulled off the road to manage crazy lunatics on line for gas? Not to mention people with enough gas "topping off" their tanks for no reason? Are Swain and Peluso supposed to yell at PSEG workers? My God, for F**k's sake, SHUT UP!
Chris Antonelli November 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Shut up, you moron. Read my post again. Learn some comprehension MJM, or whoever the hell you are. You were the one of the J-Wads complaining about the Council. All of them!
Chris Antonelli November 05, 2012 at 08:16 PM
The point of the post was this: What would you have liked the Council people to do? Here is a snippet of your post: .and the facts are THEY haven't been available or present in Fair Lawn...Interestingly the Republicans have an excuse...albeit not a good one... The Democrats are hiding. So, you would have liked Council members to do what? Get out there and yell at people? Climb poles? Please state what they SHOULD have done differently. Please. Tell us!!!
Chris Antonelli November 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
And you call my post infantile? Seriously? A Cat 1 storm hits the area and you expect miracles? You sound like a spoiled little shit who didn't get what they wanted when they wanted it. And you're blaming people who are powerless to provide. Get a clue, and a life. So, you can't comprehend a response to one of your own posts, nor can you comprehend the gravity of the situation we had to face.
abook November 06, 2012 at 03:08 PM
what about hoarding gas - is this safe? is this allowed? does anyone know what the laws on this are please???"??"?":
abook November 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM
where is the shelter in Fair lawn I am shivering please some info please someone
abook November 06, 2012 at 04:09 PM
lie. where can I sleep please which shelter where
Jenne November 06, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Jenne November 06, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Community center, Library and Senior Center all open today as warming centers, also. See http://www.fairlawn.org/sandy.html
FL09 November 06, 2012 at 04:35 PM
wow you people are crazy. please tell me what you expect the council members to do? everyone is working hard and cleaning up the town as quickly as possible. do you want them to sit by the pseg trucks with pom poms cheering them on. compared to other towns fair lawn got lucky. i know mr peluso has been collecting clothing and supplies to donate to towns like moonachie and little ferry. i do not have gas to get to these devastated towns however i was able to drop off donations at mr peluso's house on multiple days. everytime i did so he had tons of supplies ready to bring to people who REALLY need it, not people who cant watch thier cable. @MJM- what have you done to help the people who really need it this past week. hopefully you didnt just sit on the internet all week complaining about what other did.
FL09 November 06, 2012 at 06:30 PM
the council members can not remove trees or fix the electrical lines, the people who can are doing so as quickly as possible. there are areas that need real help, no electric is an inconvenince but it is not life threatening like issues in "OTHER" towns. fair lawn is a great community with great neighbors. my power was out and my family was invited to many places to stay. once we got our power back we invited people with out power to stay with us.i really dont see waht a council member could have done to get the power back. PLease i am just curios what the council could have done in this situation to get the power back sooner?
FL09 November 06, 2012 at 07:04 PM
"Where are the rest of our Council? Mr Cosgrove is the ONLY member ive seen or heard from" "Deleted, do you accept our elected representatives(of both parties) dismal performance during this crisis? " "I never called for the council to take action regarding a quicker recovery of power. Nor do i believe there is anything they can or should have done regarding PSE&G." so let me get this straight you dont believe there is anything they can or should do regarding the power- but chose to post your negative comments on an article about PSEG and the power. mr cosgrove is a fireman who is trained for these types of situations and is the type of person who should be out during these types of emergencys. (thank you mr cosgrove and all other FL volunteers). i dont see what the other members parading around town would have accomplished. personally i prefer my elected officials getting supplies to towns that really need them instead of walking around town shaking hands and kissing babies. you still havent provided an answer to what you think they could have done better
abook November 06, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Disaster planning has not been done on a state level. The fault is Christie. Let me see their plan for such a disaster. DOn't tell me they could not have known this can happen. Christie was not on the job for many months see him on YOUTUBE campaining and larking it up. There was no plan for this kind of situatiion. And yet so many adore this man.
abook November 06, 2012 at 07:54 PM
well this article is an absolute lie, restoration is not complete at all on Sunday and now it's Tuesday. what good is publishing these forecasts and then not even coming close to honoring them. It makes it worse. It gives hope I mean they said Sunday. now I am still freezing. hell.
abook November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
This is supposed to be such a rich country, they should make generators available to people of less means. What hell to have to go back every night to dark and cold and hear all these damn generators going. I mean, loan them out or something. You would think this is some 4th world country here., I have co workers in Pakistan that are not beleiviing that this is going on.
FL09 November 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
umm im new to patch and this is my first time commenting. i dont know what you posted yesterday nor do i really care. i read a story about PSE&G and the power and was confused what that had to do with our council members. now i realize you are an internet troll who writes negative stuff even if it doesnt relate to the article you posted on. you said the council is doing a dismal job after the hurricane, my only question was what do you think they could have done better?
Chris Antonelli November 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor have jobs that involve overseeing the county during a disaster. If anything, Metzler would be in charge of organizing boro resources. And I'm sure he did one hell of a job too. All performed flawlessly. Why do you thing Jeanne and Ed brought Metzler back? Because they guy's great at this stuff. And how do you know the Mayor wasn't in touch with everyone back here? You don't.
Radburngal November 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM
OMG, what is the problem here? We are part of a NATIONAL level disaster. PSEG is doing the best they can to restore it. Frankly, I would think that we would all prefer that the communities and towns that are struggling (oh, like LF and Moonachie) have priority. Additionally, these grids are very complicated. Not seeing the mayor and council? The mayor, to my understanding has been working non stop on a county level. What, are the council supposed to walk around like we are frigging Long Beach Island to comfort us for not being able to charge our Ipads? Shame on all of you complaining!
Bruce Knuckle November 06, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Office of Emergency Management has turned into more political appointments for gratitude instead of qualifications. The system failed big time. Gas lines were ridiculous, our PD was all tied up with them, people in Fair Lawn still without power. Where is PSEG? The only thing more conspiculosly missing is our Mayor and council(Cosgrove is the exception), As for Peluso, where is this big collection taking place, I missed the memo. Why is our rescue teams loaned out when our own residents are in the cold and dark? They should be here in Fair Lawn, no where else. I see posts above defending political allies instead of the well being of the residents in FL. Call it as it is folks. A failure of this administration to take control. Just put it on the pile.
CornerWatch November 07, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Wow! It is amazing to see how similar Chris Antonelli and FL09 are. Not only in their comments, but inability to understand too. Bottom line, i think Bruce Knuckle hit it on the nose
Mitt Rummey November 07, 2012 at 05:32 PM
CWatch, don't you have a gas station to video?


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