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PSE&G Expects to Restore All Local Power by Sunday

More than 90 percent of Westwood, Washington Township and Hillsdale customers had power by Thursday morning, according to the company.

The majority of PSE&G customers in Westwood, Washington Township and Hillsdale had their power restored by Thursday morning, according to data released by the company. They projected that all customers would have power back Saturday.

There were still 70,000 PSE&G customers without power from Hurricane Sandy and another 40,000 who lost it from the Nor'easter Wednesday. Locally, 178 Hillsdale, 154 Washington Township and 110 Westwood customers did not have power, down significantly from the thousands who were out after Hurricane Sandy brought high winds through the area. More than half of the remaining customers without power were scheduled to be restored Thursday.

Residents around the area reported off-and-on power outages lasting no more than a few hours starting Wednesday as more crews arrived. For safety, crews sometimes need to turn off power in some areas while they repair connected areas, a PSE&G representative told Patch.

Governor Chris Christie said Thursday that he expected the entire state to have power restored by Sunday.

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scruffy November 09, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Wow and I bet they think they did a great job too. Maybe they want to blame it all on the size of the storm, trees, etc. How about making an honest to the media so we an all see apology that they screwed up again the same time of year two years in a row. My neighborhood for one lost power last year for a week, this year for 7 days and there are still people in Westwood out and not expecting to get power till the end of the weekend making it TWO full weeks without power. Governor Christie says he will go after them when all is said and done and I believe him. However, We the People need to do our part as well. Send letters to PSE & G as well as the Board of Public Utilities about the whole mess. The BPU has to be held accountable by us and they in turn have to ramp up the attack on PSE&G that is their job. They are supposed to be the watchdogs on them. Maybe it is time for some new commissioners on there too. Perhaps we residents need to switch our providers for the service, hit PSE&G where it counts. Local officials have to do more as well. They were all quiet in Westwood for one even when you had a contested race you never heard a peep from them. They need as well as other towns to set up meetings with a rep from the BPU and PSE&G to answer to the residents what went wrong on their side of the response. We cannot let this slip by like last year, they work for us, we pay huge utility bills and to get run around answers is unacceptable.
304 uni November 10, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I'm a Westwood resident living on Benson Ave. and I am one of 5 homes still without power as of 9:00 pm on Friday 11/9. I have a 9 month old and a pregnant wife still living in the dark 12 days later and I spoke with the Mayor today begging for some action. He confirmed that these 5 houses are the last in Westwood without power. Pseg has forgotten about us and gives me the same run around every day I call. The original deadline was 11/5 when my neighborhood was restored and they promised me they didn't forget about us and we would be back up in no time. Then they changed their tune and said crews had to tend to bigger areas but that I would have power by 11/9 and I haven't seen a truck in over 10 days. Yes the same exact thing happened in last October's storm these same 5 houses were left in the dark days longer than the rest of the neighborhood. This is unacceptable and am certainly contacting the BPU and Pseg execs and demand that they need to be held accountable and credit my account for my time without power and placing my family in danger. These false promises are reckless and I've relied on this B.S. way too long to my detriment. I'm beyond the boiling point! Utility crews from Fla. GA. And Indiana please help! I can't wait anymore for Pseg they let us down.
scruffy November 10, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Also make sure to go on the Governors Website and make a comment. He has a spot on the site to communicate with his office.
304 uni November 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thanks scruffy! We just received power this morning! My letter to BPU and PSEG will proceed as planned.

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