Power is back uptown!
Power problems back again. Since 7:30pm, sporadic outages around town. Additionally, at 8:15pm “wires arcing” was reported over the police radio at 326 Madison Street..
I’m in the dark here working off limited battery power.. they have power next door. Maybe I should throw an extension cord over?
It was also reported that a car had struck a utility pole on 11th Street that PSE&G had claimed was the cause of the problem. I have asked PSE&G to clarify why the Hoboken PD was told that they were “changing circuits” due to the warmer weather.
Signing off till the power comes back!
Dispatch say the “breaker switchover” should take 15-20 minutes max. It’s been 20 minutes already and not back yet.
Additionally, 5th Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham called me to find out what the deal was, as many citizens were concerned, epecially in the Fox Hills Senior building.
Here’s some photos. Some businesses were affected, but as you can see, some blocks did have power at certain homes. Traffic lights are also out throughout town.
All this mayhem for a temporary switchover?
Why didn’t PSE&G notify the city so they could be prepared?
Widespread power outages are being reported around town. It seems as if a good portion is affected.
Overheard on the live police scanner (which is down for you guys right now – on my portable), the dispatcher reports it was a PSE&G planned outage as they’re “making a switch” to prepare for a string of warmer weather expected for the next 5 days.
Many fire alarms are being triggered throughout town as a result.
411 may be down here, but not out!