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High Winds and Rain Down Power Lines in Ridgewood and Glen Rock

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photo by Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Rain, and high winds left some in the Village and nearby areas without power. In Ridgewood storm damage on South Irving Street left dozens of residents in the area were without power for approximately 8 hours overnight due to a downed municipal tree. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and property damage appeared to have been minimal.

In Glen Rock, a fallen tree blocked access to Central School. Leaving Van Allen Road closed between Maple and Harding Road.

Remember wires installed on utility poles carry electricity. And when wires are down, they are dangerous—electricity can still flow through them.

Never assume that a downed or low hanging power line is not energized, as it still could be “live.”

TO REPORT A DOWNED WIRE: Call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross street or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires. The pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.

Never go near or touch an electrical wire. Never go near or touch anything or anyone that has come in contact with an electrical wire.
Stay at least 300 feet away from all downed wires–and keep others from going near them as well. Call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 or the Ridgewood Police Department 201-652-3900

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