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Village of Ridgewood PSEG Updates and Road Clearing

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Village has notified PSE&G about the many roads that are still blocked by fallen trees, which are caught in wires. These downed trees will be attended to by the Village’s Shade Tree Division after PSE&G has confirmed that the wires are no longer live.

Our Parks, Shade Tree, and Streets Divisions are working diligently to remove the downed trees from the streets.  They will continue to work during the day and into the evening, until all streets have been cleared.  CAUTION: ALWAYS ASSUME ANY WIRE ON THE GROUND IS LIVE AND STAY AWAY!  CALL PSE&G AND IDENTIFY ITS LOCATION SO THAT THEY CAN SEND SOMEONE TO CHECK IT.

IF A STREET HAS POLICE CAUTION TAPE OR BARRICADES ON IT, DO NOT REMOVE THE TAPE OR BARRICADES, AS THEY ARE STILL IMPASSABLE.  ONCE THE STREET CAN BE OPENED, THE BARRICADES AND TAPE WILL BE REMOVED BY THE VILLAGE STAFF.

UPDATE ON POWER OUTAGES

PSE&G reported today that the storm left 131,000 customers without power in Bergen County.  As of this morning, there were still 54,000 customers without power, many of them in the Village of Ridgewood.  Personnel have come in from all over the United States and Canada to help PSE&G get power back to their customers, with additional personnel coming in over the next few days. PSE&G currently has 140 line crews and 40 tree crews working in Bergen County.  PSE&G is aware of the fact that more tree crews are needed in order to get power restored and they are reallocating their resources to do so.

Please be aware that the Village Council, the Village Manager and the Police Department do not have control over PSE&G and there are many municipalities in Bergen County that have more power outages than there are in Ridgewood.  The priorities are set by PSE&G and they clear and restore power to main artery roads and those with hospitals first, business districts and secondary roads after that, and finally, tertiary roads.

If you have not already done so, please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734 to report that your power is out.  The best indicator of when the power will be restored in a particular area is by going to https://outagecenter.pseg.com/, as it is updated every 15 minutes.

4 thoughts on “Village of Ridgewood PSEG Updates and Road Clearing

  1. The storm ended more that 72 hours ago.

    I saw the post on the Village website about waiting for PSE&G to determine if the lines brought down by trees are live or not. Okay…that’s easy to understand.

    But where is the town with respect to picking up branches….?

    They did the grass pick-up for my area as scheduled but when will they get around to doing the cleanup …??

  2. Do you know how long it’s going to take the time to go through picking everything up it’s gonna take all of August. Just be patient and change your underwear and wash your hands

  3. I am totally dismayed by PSE&G and their lack of communication. I am totally dismayed by a Village management that does not care about day o5 of no power. we have 90-year-old neighbors with no electricity, no stove, nothing, and the town , the state, PSE&G say, “don’t complain”. It sounds like “Shut up and take it”. This is not how I grew up, and I never had such power delays until it became acceptable to have them post-Sandy.

  4. Ramon – your silence is deafening…

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