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Gas leak Sends Teaneck Residents Into the Cold

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photo courtesy of Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Teaneck NJ, Teaneck residents faced a gas leak emergency on Sunday night, leading to evacuations in the cold before service was restored, as confirmed by the police.

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No Injuries Reported at Atlantic Street Gas Leak in Hackensack on Saturday

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photos courtesy of the City of Hackensack Fire Department

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Hackensack NJ, on Saturday January 22 , Hackensack Fire Department had all hands operating in the area of 2nd and Atlantic Street for a major gas leak. PSE&G was also on scene trying to find the source. Multiple buildings being checked for gas odor. The fire department received the all clear while PSEG continued it’s investigation . No injuries were reported .

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Gas Leak Reported in Upper Saddle River

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photo and post by Derek Michalski

Upper Saddle River NJ, early this morning a mysterious gas leak kept some USR residents awake!

Is this newest Pleasant Avenue midnight excitement connected to another housing development? Hard to say at this time but all USR fire department units and many public utilities trucks scrambled last night to pinpoint the exact location of a gas leak at the corner of Lenape and Pleasant Avenue. Coincidentally painted signs on the street direct our attention at another development that is in direct competition with Toll Brothers newly constructed homes. Why? Just look at the starting prices of $1.249,000 . Seems Toll brothers has some serious competition to their Apple Ridge site.

The gas leak report originally came in at 12:30 am Saturday morning and the leak is still not found. Likely no one is hurt and dozen of firefighters and utility companies personnel is still searching for the leak.

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Is It Just us or is PSE&G digging everywhere ?

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January 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, is it just me or is PSEG digging everywhere all the time . Today as I waited for a short line bus at Ridgewood Avenue on Route 17 south . PSE&G was hard a work fixing a broken gas line around 10am.


January 6, 2017

Dear Valued Customer:

This is to notify you that PSE&G will be starting underground construction on the PSE&G and public rights of way in your area. This construction is part of our upgrade initiative to ensure reliable electric service in the Village of Ridgewood, as well as surrounding communities.

Underground construction activities will begin on or about Monday January 16th, 2017, from approximately 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Construction activities include the installation of manholes and underground pipe. This work is expected to be complete in April 2017, weather permitting.

Our work locations are expected in the following locations:

South Broad Street between Passaic Street and East Ridgewood Avenue

North Broad Street between East Ridgewood Avenue and Franklin Avenue

Franklin Avenue between North Broad Street and Chestnut Street

Franklin Avenue and Walnut Street Intersection

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Village of Ridgewood Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. At this time, we expect to have alternating traffic and/or detours near the locations listed above. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our toll free number at 1-877-678-5784.


Andrew Wesley

PSEG Public Affairs Specialist

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For the Second time a contractor performing a utility pole replacement hits underground utility line on Lincoln Avenue

PSE&G on Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

September 15,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, For the second time in as many weeks, a contractor performing a utility pole replacement project for PSE&G on Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock, struck an underground utility line, this time forcing the evacuation of a nearby office building. On 09/06, a water main was unintentionally ruptured. Today, Wednesday, 09/14, a gas line was accidentally struck. Glen Rock PD and FD units responded to the incident along with a crew from Hawthorne Fire Company #4. The office building, at 849 Lincoln Avenue, Glen Rock, was evacuated and remained so until a PSE&G crew shut off gas service and repaired the break. No injuries were reported in the mishap.

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From the PSEG website;

Call Before You Dig

Whether you plan to plant a tree or new garden; put in a sprinkler system, mailbox post or fencing; install ground rods for electrical systems; or excavate for a home addition, you need to call beforehand to know where it’s safe to dig. For your own well-being and the safety of PSE&G’s underground pipes, cables and equipment, please “Call Before You Dig”. It’s the law.

Call Before You Dig Program:  To request a FREE mark out of underground facilities, call 811 or 1-800-272-1000 at least three full business days before digging starts.  This call will automatically notify utility operators to mark out underground utilities lines that include natural gas, water, cable, telephone and electric.
Wait the Required Time: Wait three full business days after calling before doing any digging. Underground utilities will be marked with paint, flags or stakes. If the site does not have underground utilities, you will be notified.
Note the Expiration Requirements:  The mark out permission will expire after 45 calendar days. Digging must begin within 10 days after the original mark out was requested.
Respect the Marks: Always hand dig and locate underground utilities within two feet of marked lines.
Dig With Care: Making the call before you dig will help prevent property damage and potential injuries. Please be sure to dig safely.
If you accidentally damage gas piping or smell gas when excavating, please call 1-800-880-7734 (PSEG) immediately from a safe area.
Please review the damage prevention booklet that provides additional information on safe excavating practices and the protection of underground facilities.
For additional information covering damage prevention initiatives, check out the following websites:

New Jersey One Call:
Common Ground Alliance (CGA):
811 Call Before You Dig: