Message from Scotch Plains Mayor, Mary DePaola
Hurricane Sandy Update 11/01/12
From Mayor Mary DePaolaIn the wake of the storm, we are facing multiple challenges.
I have been on conference calls daily with Governor Chris Christie and his cabinet. The consensus on this storm is that its effects are far more devastating for New Jersey then Hurricane Irene.
I have also been on twice daily conference calls with representatives of PSE&G.
They have advised us that their substation line out of Seawaren is out. That line supplies a Fanwood substation which serves Scotch Plains customers. PSE&G estimates it will be 3 or 4 days just to bring that substation back on line. There may be pockets of residents that are out of power for up to 7 to 10 days.
At the current time, our DPW crews cannot remove trees entangled with wires because the wires may still be live. We must wait for PSE&G to remove the wires
Water should remain on.
Fourth quarter property taxes normally due on November 1,2012, with a 10 day grace period, will now be extended until November 20th,2012 with no interest charges.
The November 6th election is still scheduled to take place at regular polling places.
Halloween festivities will take place on Monday, November 5th, by order of the Governor