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Trees Crashing All Over Ridgewood, Glen Rock

Hurricane Sandy has arrived and she's arrived with force. Dozens of trees are down across roadways, power lines, homes in the two towns.

Heavy winds are starting to wear down Ridgewood and Glen Rock's trees, toppling several onto roads or power lines since Monday morning. It's getting very dicey in the village and borough.

The PSE&G outage map shows between 501-2,000 people in the village were without power as of 3:00 p.m. Between 1-500 are without power in Glen Rock.

A tree on E. Saddle River Road was the first wooden casualty of Hurricane Sandy in Ridgewood. Tree crews were quick to slice the old tree and reopen the road.

Since then, trees have fallen on dozens of streets in Ridgewood and Glen Rock, closing roads and in some cases, striking homes.

Ridgewood's Willard section is being particularly hard hit.

Trees began dropping along Fairmount, Hillcrest, Richards, Hamilton, Sheridan and Monroe at around 2 p.m Monday.

Limbs have been or are hanging across Glen Avenue near N. Pleasant and also on Godwin near Ackerman Avenue. A massive tree is sprawled across Avondale Road between two homes.

Several came down in Glen Rock as well, including one on Rock Road, Harding Road and Godfrey. A tree also dropped onto a Marlboro Road home's garage though there were no reports of injury.

Residents have told Patch they're noticed lights have been flickering all across both towns, though outages at this time appear isolated to where trees fell.

Those near areas where trees have fallen can expect prolonged power outages. Street lights are also out at several locations in Ridgewood.

Residents are strongly advised not to leave the house unless absolutely necessary.

Power outages and downed electrical wires can be reported to PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). 

You can call General Dispatch at 201-652-3800 to report downed trees and wires. Residents should only call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

Help us stay informed – let us know how things are looking in your neighborhood. Comment below or shoot me an e-mail at james.kleimann@patch.com.

Frustrated with Graydon October 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Big tree across Avondale near Hillcrest and one down on Hillcrest near glenwood
Anon October 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Is the power out on Avondale? And do you know where the tree fell exactly? My home is closer to morningside but I'm concerned since we ran away from the storm (specifically because of the trees). Also, if you happen to know where to get more information that'd be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
lk October 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Who knows about fire and explosions near glen ave an fire dept
James Kleimann October 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Transformer fire, Leigh.
James Kleimann October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Yes, anon. Power is out on Avondale. Several trees fell on that road, one into a house. Responders are having a tough time getting to some of the problems there since everything is blocked off. Trees are down all over the Willard streets. California, Richards, Avondale, Hamilton, Parsons, Heights, Morningside, Bedford. Probably 10-15 trees in total.
lk October 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Eye witness from upper blvd say they can see the fire from their back yard maybe a gas station on 17
lk October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I was out at 4 pm there were more than 10-15 trees at that time. James do you want pictures?
ridgewood res October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Do you know which house tree fell into on Avondale? Is everyone OK?
James Kleimann October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Please sent over any photos you can! Thanks! - james.kleimann@patch.com.
Susan October 31, 2012 at 01:10 AM
James, do you know what the status of Pershing Ave. is? I am very concerned about my mother and stepfather at #169 there. I have not been able to reach them since the hurricane. --Susan
James Kleimann October 31, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Susan, I spoke to someone a few hours ago whose relative lives on Pershing. He said power is up on that street.
martha l guere October 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM
how is woodland ave .
Howard Spaeth November 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Radburn road and Cornwall, Glen Rock https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381507751927367.85280.373313636080112&type=1

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