Wednesday, November 7, 2012
More than 95 percent of customers in both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook have regained power, but the unlucky few who are still out should expect to be back on the grid by midnight Saturday, according to PSEG.
Barring any additional outages or restoration delays brought about by Wednesday's nor'easter, both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook should be completely back on the grid by midnight Saturday, according to PSEG's most recent restoration schedule. As of Wednesday morning, 607, or 4.5 percent, of Fair Lawn customers and 107, or 1.6 percent, of Saddle Brook customers were still without power. Crews are expected to finish up in Fair Lawn by midnight Friday and in Saddle Brook by midnight Saturday. A number of municipal services continue to be affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and in anticipation of Wednesday's winter storm. Fair Lawn Saddle Brook -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our …
A winter storm headed toward North Jersey Wednesday afternoon on the heels of Hurricane Sandy has Fair Lawn preparing for more downed trees and wires.
Fair Lawn officials are preparing for the possibility that a winter storm forecast to hit North Jersey Wednesday could quash some of the power restoration gains made in the past week. The borough opened its emergency operations center at noon Wednesday to handle the anticipated influx of calls from residents reporting downed trees and wires in town. The EOC will remain open for at least the next 24 hours, but could be open longer if necessary, emergency management coordinator Ira Marks said. The National Weather Service predicts the impending storm, dubbed Athena by The Weather Channel, will reach North Jersey in the early afternoon and bring a combination of rain and four inches of snow, with steady 20 mile per hour winds through the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Power restoration efforts will continue in both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook all week, according to PSEG's latest estimates.
PSEG's estimates for when power will be fully restored in Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook extend further with each passing day. In the utility's latest estimates, released Monday morning, crews will continue working on both communities into the weekend. By Sunday, Nov. 11, all but 18 customers in Fair Lawn and 155 in Saddle Brook should be restored. Per PSEG's posted work schedule, crews should work extensively over the next three days in Fair Lawn -- where 38.3 percent of customers are still without power -- restoring all but about 70 unfortunate customers by midnight Wednesday. The vast majority of Saddle Brook customers—85.8 percent—have power, but PSEG will continue restoring power to those still in the dark throughout the week, at a pace …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook are now scheduled to be "fully" restored by midnight Tuesday
If anything definitive can be said about PSEG's town-by-town power restoration schedules, it's that they're constantly changing. In a span of 24 hours, Fair Lawn's customers without power have gone from 39.9 percent to 54.7 percent to 42.3 percent and the date for "full restoration" has been pushed back from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday. Saddle Brook has experienced similar fluctuations. The number of reported outages in the township has actually increased after each of PSEG's restoration updates and, as of the latest estimate, 35.4 percent of the town was still without power. PSEG spokesman Paul Rosengren, who said he couldn't provide specifics on where the utility would be working in either town, confirmed that …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
PSEG has offered no timetable for the restoration of power in Saddle Brook.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
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 …