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Gas Leak Forces Home Evacuation in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Wednesday both the Glen Rock Fire Department and Glen Rock Police Department responded to an active gas leak in the area of Main Street and Argyle Road.

Main Street and Argyle Road were temporally shut down and homes on Argyle Road and portions of Main Street and Southboro Lane were evacuated . PSE&G stopped the leak around 11 a.m.

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PSE&G to Repair Underground Electrical Vaults in Ridgewood Friday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 3rd

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Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G will be doing work to repair collapsing underground electrical vaults from Friday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 3rd. The work on June 28th, June 29th, and July 1st will be on East Ridgewood Avenue between Cottage Place and Walnut Street.  The work will continue July 2nd through July 3rd on North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue. 

On East Ridgewood Avenue, vehicles will be allowed to travel towards North Maple Avenue (eastbound), but East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed to traffic going from Cottage Place, up to Walnut Street (westbound).  

On North Broad Street, vehicles will be allowed to travel from Franklin Avenue to East Ridgewood Avenue (southbound), but North Broad Street will be closed to traffic going from East Ridgewood Avenue to Franklin Avenue (northbound) .  

Police Officers will be directing traffic on cross streets, during these closures.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these closures, and please consider using alternate routes.  

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PSE&G WORK TO CLOSE GLENWOOD ROAD/UPPER BOULEVARD IN RIDGEWOOD

Ridgewood's Glenwood Road to become one way street east of Upper Boulevard

file photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, On June 24th and June 25th, weather permitting, PSE&G will be working in the intersection of Upper Boulevard and Glenwood Road. During this time, the intersection will be closed for vehicles coming from Hillcrest Road. A detour will be in place, sending vehicles down to Fairmount Road, to Upper Boulevard, to the Ho-Ho-Kus hill.  Going up Glenwood Road, from Ho-Ho-Kus, the same detour will be in place.  In order to avoid this detour, please plan alternate routes.

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PSE&G Alerts Customers to Be Aware of Scammers

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Demands for immediate payment and scammers posing as utility workers remain top scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is reminding customers to stay alert to scammers, particularly those posing as utility workers or demanding immediate payment for utility bills.

Several law enforcement agencies in the tristate area have reported a rise in scam activity recently and customers need to remain vigilant. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the top scams in New Jersey are impostor scams and debt collection scams. Last year, more than 20,000 people in our state reported scams costing over $25 million. In 2018, more than 300 scams were reported to PSE&G – a 25 percent increase over 2017.

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Glen Rock Police Warns of Continued PSEG Scams

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Glen Rock NJ, the Glen Rock Police Department reminds you that Public service, electric, gas and other utility scams continue to be reported to the GRPD. Please educate your friends and family. These cases are next to impossible to investigate and usually involve suspects outside the United States. Our best defence is helping others recognize the red flags and prevention. If in doubt, call the service company directly using a phone number off your bill or call the GRPD and ask us to take a look. These suspects use fear and pressure to try and demand you act without stopping to think a moment. If you feel uncomfortable, take a minute to check on what the person on the phone is telling you. This goes for anyone who comes to your home or business as well. High pressure tactics are designed to get people to act before thinking things through. Be safe.

Report Fraudulent Activity : If you think you may have been a victim of a scam, call us at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) and then file a report with your local police

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Driver Hurt After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole in Hawthorne

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Faccebook Page

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Hawthorne NJ, A truck driver sustained non life threatening injuries during a crash in which his vehicle struck a utility pole in the 500 block of Goffle Hill Road, Hawthorne, on Tuesday morning, 03/05. Hawthorne EMS was assisted with patient evaluation by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A PSE&G Electric Division crew was requested to the scene due to the damaged pole and a broken guy wire. Wyckoff Police assisted Hawthorne Police with traffic control The wrecked truck was towed from the scene.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning More Common During Winter

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Ridgewood NJ, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, cautions that while carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the symptoms.

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STORM REMINDER : FOR POWER OUTAGES CALL PSE&G

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood residents as well as near by towns should follow the recommendations from PSE&G to report outages. CALL THEIR NUMBERS! This insures your issue will get to the right place and be addressed by the proper authority, in the most timely manor. It will also provide you with confirmation/ tracking information.   Calling the Police , 911, DPW or Village Hall for power outages ties up our emergency phone lines and inundates us with calls for something we have no control over. This can also lead delays in our ability to respond to true emergencies, fires, accidents and other life threatening calls.   

  • PSE&G encourages customers to report downed wires and power outages by logging in to My Account on www.pseg.com, texting the word “OUT” to 4PSEG, or calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.
  • The utility offers customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at PSE&G’s mobile-friendly website www.pseg.com in the “Storm Center.” Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s mobile-friendly “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages.

Visit PSEG at:

www.pseg.com

PSEG on Facebook

PSEG on Twitter

PSEG on LinkedIn

PSEG blog, Energize!

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Two Victims Rushed to St Joe’s after Hitting a Building in Fair Lawn

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

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Fair lawn NJ, Two (2) individuals were transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by separate ambulances following a Thursday afternoon, 01/17, crash on Plaza Road North near Brighton Place in Fair Lawn in which a 4-door passenger sedan left the roadway and crashed into a 2-family home. Damage to the structure was so extensive that a Borough of Fair Lawn building inspector declared it uninhabitable. Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, Paterson Fire Department EMS, and a paramedic team from St. Joe’s all responded to the scene. The wrecked sedan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A representative from PSE&G’s Gas Division also responded to address a major gas leak caused by the crash.

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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.