Power Restoration Slow to Come for Many
A few residents in Ridgewood tell Patch they've seen lights go on, but most have gone nearly a week without electricity.
Stop if you've heard this sometime this week – we know you're out of power, we don't know exactly when we'll get to you. It's been nearly a week for many and now the latest full restoration date for power has been pushed back to Friday, Nov. 9.
The lack of showers, television, Facebook and hot home-cooked meals clearly is taking a toll on residents. But if there are good neighbors nearby, the experience isn't as bad.
"Getting harder everyday," Lauren Imbruglia tweeted to Patch. "Friends getting us through."
"Tree still in front yard. No heat no power," tweeted KMurr_5. "Only way we got out was great neighbors. Not complaining, could be worse."
"Friends on West Glen had their power restored yesterday & trucks have been spotted in Old Country Club (fingers crossed!)," added candin_lizzy.
Still, entire neighborhoods in both towns remain dark.
"At this time, the power is still out in about 60 percent of the borough," Glen Rock OEM Coordinator Joanne Perry told Patch Friday afternoon. "PSE&G have been made aware on several levels of the critical issues in town. All we are being told is that restoration will take 7 to 10 days and they have crews working around the clock."
Ridgewood similarly is receiving limited power restorations. A little more than half is out of power, but something is better than nothing.
Several village residents told Patch they've seen the lights turn back on Friday.
Streets include Bellair Road, Wastena Terrace, Heights Road and Ridge Road. Plus, George Washington Middle School had power return on Friday, schools superintendent Daniel Fishbein said.
Have you had your power restored? Tell us where in the comments!