Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Between 501 and 2,000 Fair Lawn customers are without power Wednesday afternoon, according to PSEG's online outage map.
A downed power line along Route 208 in Fair Lawn Wednesday afternoon has left hundreds of residents without power, a PSEG spokeswoman said. Kristine Snodgrass said that about 900 customers lost power when a wire came down on Route 208 South near the intersection with Berdan Avenue around 2:50 p.m. Crews are on the scene repairing the wire as of 4 p.m., and power should be restored in full by 5 p.m., she said. The outage does not appear to be localized to a particular part of Fair Lawn, as Sgt. Eric Leitman said he'd received calls about the outage from all over town. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Sunday, April 7, 2013
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son and Public Service will begin performing underground utility work along Chandler Drive this week that will affect traffic flow and parking for the next 30 days.
A month-long construction project that begins this week will disrupt traffic and parking along apartment-lined Chandler Drive and adjacent streets until early May. J. Fletcher Creamer & Son and Public Service will begin installing underground power lines along Chandler Drive Monday and have advised motorists that sections of Chandler Drive, Carlton Place, Calyne Drive and Chadwick Place will be closed to automotive traffic over the next 30 days. J. Fletcher Creamer & Son will set up detours to help motorists exit the development, sending them to either Fair Lawn Avenue or Pollitt Drive, according to a company release. During the construction period, parking in certain areas will be restricted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A “No Parking” sign will …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The utility disputes a claim that projects will substantially increase bills for residential and industrial customers.
Public Service Electric & Gas is facing mounting opposition to its plan to spend nearly $4 billion to harden its power grid to prevent widespread outages during major storms. In a letter sent late yesterday afternoon to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, five of the state’s most prominent lobbying organizations urged the agency to reject out of hand or delay indefinitely PSE&G’s proposal, submitted to the agency in February. They said it would spike utility bills for both residential and industrial customers. Do you support PSE&G's plan? Vote below in a Patch readers' poll and make your voice heard. The concerns raised by the groups underscore how difficult it will be for the agency and the state’s utilities to undertake what …
Monday, February 25, 2013
BPU proposal calls for quarterly reports about equipment failures, more aggressive tree trimming
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight The state is looking to step up reporting requirements for New Jersey’s four electric utilities in the aftermath of the recent major storms that left millions of homes and businesses without power, many for a week or more. Beyond requiring more frequent and detailed reports of what and how often equipment fails during power outages, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities also may implement more aggressive efforts to trim trees and vegetation, which can also contribute to outages. The proposal, still a work in progress, is the latest undertaken by the regulatory agency in response to the huge storms that blasted New Jersey over the past 18 months, blacking out large portions of the state. The outages have led …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The power outages occurred just after midnight Saturday and lasted until about 4 p.m. Sunday.
Hundreds of Fair Lawn residents lost power for up to 16 hours Sunday as a result of blown transformers, police said. Public Service could not be reached for comment, but the utility's online outage maps estimated that between 501 and 2,000 customers throughout the borough were in the dark from just after midnight Saturday until mid-afternoon Sunday. The borough was restored to full power just after 4 p.m. Lt. Bob Kneer said multiple transformer fires were to blame for the outages, including one at the corner of Lyncrest Avenue and Willow Street, but could not say what parts of town had been affected. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A gas leak closed the northbound lane of River Road from Hopper Avenue to Fair Lawn Avenue Wednesday night.
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- Zak Koeske
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A Public Service crew tore up a portion of River Road Wednesday night to repair a gas leak at the Fair Lawn Avenue intersection. Work on the project, which a PSEG employee on scene said could last late into the night, began around 6 p.m., according to police. As a result of the ongoing repairs, police have closed off River Road northbound from Hopper Avenue to Fair Lawn Avenue. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning