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.
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