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Hawthorne Police Cruiser Involved in Collision on Diamond Bridge Avenue and Goffle Road

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Hawthorne NJ, A two (2) vehicle Saturday afternoon, 12/01, crash involving a marked Hawthorne Police Department vehicle resulted in the drivers of both vehicles being transported to local hospitals by ambulances. The collision occurred at the intersection of Diamond Bridge Avenue and Goffle Road shortly before 2 PM and sent one (1) of the vehicles down an embankment into a section of the nearby Goffle Brook County Park. Hawthorne EMS and Hawthorne Fire Department also responded to the incident. Both wrecked vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. Unofficial reports are that the injuries to both the police officer and other driver were non life threatening in nature. A utility pole was also damaged in the crash; a PSE&G was on the scene minutes after the impact evaluating its condition.

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PSE&G Keeping the Lights on in Ridgewood’s Central Business District

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Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G  was doing some work on the corner of Chestnut street and Franklin avenue in Ridgewood’s central business district on Tuesday . The Ridgewood Police were busy directing traffic and keeping pedestrians safe .

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GLEN ROCK ANNUAL UTILITY POLE INSPECTION

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Glen Rock NJ, PSE&G has hired a contractor (Osmose Utility Services, Inc.) to perform annual pole inspections for the 2018-2019 term. The purpose of the inspections is to help ensure the safety and reliability of the electric distribution system, extend the life-cycle of the poles, and reduce maintenance and replacement costs.

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So Why Don’t We Bury Utility Lines ?

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Ridgewood NJ, Each year, hurricanes, snowstorms, and an assortment of other weather events destroy above-ground utility poles. Heavy snow and ice can snap wires. More commonly, ferocious winds topple utility poles themselves, or uproot neighboring trees, which drag nearby wires down with them. In Ridgewood and much of Bergen County we have seen trees fall on power lines  causing outages . this morning  post on a tree falling in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn  taking out power to several homes is just the latest example . The Ridgewood Fire Department has recently sent out a memo urging resident to avoid fallen power lines .

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Ridgewood Police closed portions of Franklin Turnpike after a Utility Pole Became Unstable

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Ridgewood NJ, A utility pole became unstable on Wednesday morning, 09/26, as a result of excavation work associated with the construction of a new 7-11 store at 657 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood. Ridgewood Police closed portions of Franklin Turnpike, East Glen Avenue, and an entrance/exit ramp to Route 17 southbound until workers from PSE&G were able to replace/stabilize the pole. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Traffic Alert : East Ridgewood Avenue Paving Schedule

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Ridgewood NJ, Traffic Alert: PSE&G has hired a contractor to restore the pavement on E. Ridgewood Avenue. They will begin milling E. Ridgewood Avenue, starting at Maple Avenue , and move east on Friday, August 24th for 4 days to be followed by paving. This work will be completed by Labor Day, weather permitting. To avoid possible traffic congestion in Paramus, this work schedule was amended to these new dates on 8/17/18.

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Gas Leak Capped by PSEG in Hawthorne

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July 2,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to stand by at the scene of a severed 2-inch, high pressure natural gas line on Monday afternoon, 07/02. The incident occurred at construction site on Braen Avenue near Sotnick Street, Hawthorne. No illnesses were reported and the leak was capped by PSE&G within one (1) hour of initial dispatch.

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Fallen Tree Leaves Several Ridgewood Homes in the Dark

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June 26,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, High winds caused a dead tree trunk to fall on a large grouping of primary electric wires and communications trunk cables at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Norman Drive, Ridgewood on Monday morning, 06/25. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel responded to the incident. Several homes in the area were without electric power until it was restored by PSE&G. A PSE&G contracted tree service removed and disposed of the tree.

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Driver Taken into Custody in Paramus after Sunday Morning Route 17 Crash

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June 25,2018

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Paramus NJ The uninjured driver of a white colored, BMW, 4-door sedan with NY license plates was taken into custody by Paramus Police after his vehicle crashed head on into a utility pole on Route 17 northbound near Powers Drive, Paramus on Sunday morning, 06/24. The right travel lane and right hand shoulder were closed following the crash to facilitate repairs to the damaged utility pole and electric/communications cables. The wrecked BMW was removed from the scene by flatbed tow truck.