Power Returning in Sections of Ridgewood

Still dark in Glen Rock.

Let there be light! Residents in various neighborhoods of Ridgewood tell Patch they've seen PSE&G trucks in the area. And the power is coming back on.

Several people living in Ridgewood's Lawns neighborhood near Somerville School told Patch they got the juice Wednesday. People living near Valley Hospital also were restored, multiple people told Patch.

The south section of West Glen Avenue also received power on Wednesday. The downtown, fortunately, never lost power. Neither did some sections of Orchard, Ridge and around S. Maple/Prospect.

Mayor Paul Aronsohn said he did not know specifics on what would be back up and when, but said PSE&G is here.

"We've been in communication with them," Aronsohn said Thursday. "They do it on a triage basis...Basically they try to get the biggest bang with the circuits up. So someone could see their neighbor's house go up and not theirs. It's because they're on a different circuit. 

"They're getting more trucks in that should be arriving soon," he said. "The fact we see PSE&G trucks at all is a good sign. Other towns are not seeing that."

Glen Rock is among those towns. Most are planning on not seeing the lights return until at least the weekend.

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CLD November 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Good thing they have the big trucks here picking up leaves - - - oh wait - - nobody has leaves in the street. Grea use of manpower.
Concerned Ridgewood Resident November 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I have friends that live by the hospital - No power there? I havent even seen any PSE&G Trucks around. HoHoKus still pitch black??????
Jack Garrett November 01, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Where are these areas of triage? My fellow residents and I on Doris and Lockwood have down power lines, trees and polls and cannot get our cars out. Forget the power at this point, my concern is safety and God willing there isn't an emergency because, as of this moment, I am not sure how emergency services would get to someone. I understand patience, and we are, but how are the areas being assessed?
Millie November 01, 2012 at 07:31 PM
The entire Fairfield Avenue, Bogert, Linwood, power NOT back on! We are the LAST in this town to have our power restored....ALWAYS! We are on the grid for Valley Hospital and do NOT receive our power back in these events until the last moment. My neighbors and I have NOT seen one PSE&G truck in our neighborhoods since this awful storm.
Sharon November 02, 2012 at 06:12 AM
I agree with Millie. I live on North Pleasant and we are always the last to get power returned. So much for being near the hospital. I have run out of patience with PSEG. I think they are just plain incompetent. This happens after every storm. Not one truck has been seen by my eyes. My family is freezing.
Maureen November 02, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Same here...East Glen between Travell School and Northern Parkway...still out, no sign of PSE&G and always in the dark.
MG November 03, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Same area Maureen, still no sign of pseg
Nancy Ehret von Seekamm November 04, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Most of the Willard district is still out.
Laura Marcusa November 04, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Perhaps it is time to consider future options regarding running lines underground as the outages are a frequent and annoying part of living in the Village. We have had several per year in the Heights Rd area, some lasting over 24 hours and many more of shorter duration. With the continued planting of trees of the central leader variety directly under the lines this will continue to happen.


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