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Village of Ridgewood Hurricane Sandy Updates – Nov 3, 2012 3PM

Village of Ridgewood Hurricane Sandy Updates – Nov 3, 2012 3PM

The Village of Ridgewood has completed nearly all tree removal work that DOES NOT involve PSE&G wires and that affects public streets. Just like you, the village is waiting for PSE&G to do their work. Governor Christie released today PSE&G’s restoration plan. PSE&G is estimating total restoration for the Village of Ridgewood by midnight tonight, November 3. This is PSE&G’s estimate – NOT Ridgewood’s estimate. We believe PSE&G is overly optimistic, and that residents should expect many more days before restoration is complete.

Election Day: Due to loss of power at a number of our regular polling sites, the Bergen County Board of Elections has approved the following changes to polling sites:

Normal Voting Location ——– Voting Location For This Election
BF Middle School ——–Hawes School
Glen School ——– Fire Department Headquarters – E. Glen Ave.
Hawes School ——– Hawes School
GW Middle School ——–GW Middle School
Library ——– Fire Department Headquarters – E. Glen Ave.
Orchard School ——– Orchard School
Ridgewood High School ——– Somerville School
Somerville School ——– Somerville School
Travell School ——– Hawes School
Willard School ——– GW Middle School

24 hour Warming Center: Mt. Carmel Parish, 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, has agreed to remain open 24 hours as a warming center for residents who have no power and need a warm place to stay. Please enter on the Passaic Street side. Cots and a limited number of blankets are available. Residents are asked to bring their own blankets and pillows. Mt. Carmel will not be serving meals.

Recycling Center: The recycling center will be open on Saturday from 8 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday from 7 AM to 2 PM. In addition to accepting recycling and tree branches, they will be accepting household garbage.

Tree Branches: Tree branches ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STREET. If you have placed branches in the street, they MUST be removed. Please bring branches to the recycling center.

The conditions outdoors remain dangerous due to downed trees and power lines. Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay away from downed power lines. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything in contact with the wire.

For more information, continue to visit oem.ridgewoodnj.net and the Village of Ridgewood and Ridgewood Police Department Facebook pages for updates.

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