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Nor'easter Forecast Turning Grim

National Weather Service now calls storm 'significant.'

Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans still reeling without power as temperatures took a decidedly colder turn the last two nights now face the prospect of a major Nor'easter striking the state Wednesday into Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the tri-state area, and it's predictions have grown more dire in recent days.

"A significant coastal storm will likely impact the tri-state region Wednesday and Thursday," the service said Monday. "Confidence continues to increase that strong, gusty winds ... rain/wintry precipitation ... coastal flooding and additional beach erosion will result from this system."

The storm is set to strike a little more than a week after superstorm Sandy, and the prediction comes the same day a minor earthquake struck North Jersey. It could seriously affect power restoration efforts.

Liz Golub November 06, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We ar on Wittig Ter. In Wayne. No trees, underground wiring and yet we lose power regularly. This is the beginning of day 9 without power. JCP&L has a responsibility that they are not upholding. But what choice do we have. Thank God for friends and family who offer shelter and food.
Ermel November 06, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Maplewood, you are screwd!!
Ermel November 06, 2012 at 02:04 AM
PSE&G should be reporting every 4 hours on what's going on in every neighborhood that still has no power. That is very doable. Why they are not doing it is beyond me. They have plenty of workers that are not actually working on repairing the downed lines, their management lacks leadership and innovation and common courtesy, don't forget we all of them, it's not free!
Ermel November 06, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I meant we pay their salaries!
Edward P. Campbell November 06, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Why do we pay the same for our electricity, when PSE&G tells us we won’t get the same service as the big cities? I understand their plan, and their desire to get the electric on to the majority of the population as fast as they can, but that means we take a seat at the back of the repair line, and for that I want a discount on my electric rate, or I want the very same service as everyone else!
Ira November 06, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Your property taxes have nothing to do with power grid and electrical wiring. But I understand your frustration, PSE&G, O& R we are dealing here with unionized public company. Ever tried to move a mountain? Nothing will ever change. Nothing and never.
Edward P. Campbell November 06, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Some say, wire, transformers and other items needed to repair some of the problems are in short supply. It is also rumored some critical parts needed in generation and switching plants will need to be custom manufactured, but the United States of American no longer has the manufacturing abilities to make these parts. But my wife refuses to believe me when I tell her we've become a 3rd world country! We’d all better pray the big one doesn’t hit Californian tomorrow, or we could really be seeing the end of the United States of America!
Paco November 06, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Your taxes have nothing to do with your utilities, but I guess knowing things like that doesn't matter when you form your opinions. Then again, that is pretty obvious with your 'value adding tax paying citizen' comment. How dare Sandy hit the rich people, her nerve!
Paco November 06, 2012 at 02:45 AM
3rd world? Seriously? Have you left your bubble lately? I'm curious, what 1st and 2nd world countries you are looking to move to?
Rinji OL November 06, 2012 at 02:49 AM
PSEG car was outside in the street for more than 48 hours starting Saturday morning and they did nothing. We still don't have power and PSEG truck left the area today afternoon. I don't get what they were doing here because all I saw was one PSEG employee sitting in the car all day and night. It must have been boring for the guy but still, why are they wasting the man power when he could go somewhere else and help fixing and hurry up and come to my street.
wyguy November 06, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Everyone be safe.....got power tonight and hope you all do soon as well. Power company preparedness needs to be examined and large fines put in place to force them to be prepared.
Terry November 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Your wife has probably learned to be dubious about statements that begin "some say" and "it is also rumored". Find something solid and get a grip.
sb5002 November 06, 2012 at 04:47 AM
My husband works for PSEG. And while I agree that the management could DEF handle things WAY better, and have better organization. Please keep in mind that that the workers themselves have no control over the bosses. My husband left the day BEFORE the storm, to make sure he didn't get stuck because of the storm and was not able to help. He has been working from 7 am- 11 pm for the last 7 days. He had to leave his family, we have 3 small kids, home without power.... to help others. I am very proud of how hard my husband works. And how he puts in more than the required hours bc he knows that there are people that need help. All the workers that people fell are doing nothing.... are leaving their families to HELP! We got our power back only yesterday. And I know its hard to be without power esp with kids or older people. But it is NOT my husbands fault or any of the other workers faults, they did not cause Sandy. But they are working to help fix it. Cut them some slack. I cant speak for the management (bc i am not a fan of them either), but i can speak for my husband and his fellow workers.... they are working hard and trying to help everyone. They are cold and without power too! Be kind.
FGump November 06, 2012 at 04:53 AM
What a bunch of crybabies! For God sake, let the PS guys do their jobs!!! What would you people do in the face of a true disaster as those living at the shore face Grow up
Brett Kaiser November 06, 2012 at 05:22 AM
To Florida?
Terry November 06, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Do you know what any particular person or family is going through? The answer is, no, you don't. No one is doing any harm speaking their mind here, and it's really bizarre that you think that hectoring total strangers is appropriate. The maturity issue is yours.
Terry November 06, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Can't comply with your directive at this time, Mr. Jones, but we value your input---PSYCH!
John Jones November 06, 2012 at 08:25 AM
Wasn't meant for you. It was for FGUMP. Should read more carefully.
Terry November 06, 2012 at 08:44 AM
Oh, you poor dear! You probably don't know the meaning of 'open forum '. See, anyone may respond to anything. And THAT is why it is called WWW.
Scott Hanley November 06, 2012 at 08:50 AM
I was on the Garden State Parkway yesterday and saw 4 convoys of power & light trucks (15+ in each) from Miss, W.Va., Fla., and OK. Also saw convoys of out-of-state tree cutters.
Richard Dean November 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Last Wednesday night I passed part of a Kansas City Power & Light convoy heading north on 287 from 23 in Riverdale to 202 in Oakland, 5 miles with one line truck about every 200 feet going at 50 with me doing 60. It was longer but I exited in Oakland.
Stephanie Mullin November 06, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Pse&g. Please don't forget us on Colony Drive in North Caldwell. No power yet either ! Trees on wires and more- hope for power today ????
SB November 06, 2012 at 01:12 PM
PSEG is a joke. They've closed out tickets 3x telling me I have power ! WE HAVE NO POWER. Pierce Ave - Midland Park
JoeJoeJoeThe Plumber November 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Some of the comments here a nothing short of disgraceful....they said BEFORE the storm that a week to ten days, and maybe longer to restore power. Many families HAVE NO HOME to back to. Some have died and many have lost all their possessions in this storm... so to hear suburban NJ whine because they still don't have power is sickening.... have you any idea just how bad you could have it?? Wake up.
milly November 06, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I saw 3 pseg trucks near my home. They sit there and watch the downed lines to make sure there are no sparks or fires at $60 dollars and hour. That's our money at work. Nice union monopoly PSE and Gouge!!!
Nose Wayne November 06, 2012 at 01:34 PM
THANKS JOE, at least we have something for them to turn on to when they get to your house. Thousands of people have NOTHING to go back to, count your blessings people, it could have been a lot worse.
peggy November 06, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Great here we go again !!!! I thank God we are ok and our homes are safe but this is getting pretty depressing. I hope this will pass us without any power going off !!!!!
Jen November 06, 2012 at 09:21 PM
why do we HAVE to use PSEG? Park Ridge has their own company and were back up and running w/i 12 hours. PSEG blows- lets come up with a solution- dump them!
JerseyRED November 07, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Same here in Ridgewood. I called and reopened the outage report.
Laureen Smith November 07, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Funny. I just told my husband we ought to do the same. We got the bill today.

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