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Nov. 1: Storm Update from the Borough of Fanwood

Stay away from downed wires, substation has been brought in to Fanwood.


FROM THE OFFICES OF MAYOR COLLEEN MAHR AND
POLICE CHIEF RICHARD TRIGO

 
PSE&G IS MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS RESTORING OUR POWER.
 
KEEP AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED WIRES! KEEP AWAY FROM CREWS CLEARING TREES AND WIRES! 

PSE&G reports a mobile substation has been brought in to serve Fanwood’s power needs.  That substation may be energized sometime today.  However, this does not mean power will be restored to customers immediately. More work needs to be done to repair circuits, restore transformers, lines, etc.
 
AS WORK CONTINUES ON RESTORING POWER, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL CITIZENS STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED LINES. DO NOT GO NEAR THEM, TOUCH THEM, OR POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AT THEM.
 
PSE&G reports almost 95,000 customers in Union County still without power.  Many more have been restored. We will keep you informed of further progress reports.
 
Customers may call 800-436-PSEG for information or to report a downed wire.
 
UPDATES ON OTHER INFORMATION:
 
VOTING ON TUESDAY, NOV. 6
At this time, voting on Election Day will proceed at the usual places.
 
ROADS
·         Martine Avenue remains blocked at Paterson and MacLennan Place.
·         LaGrande Avenue is blocked at 2nd Street.
·         Fanwood DPW is in the southwest quadrant again today clearing streets near Martine Avenue.
DO NOT DRIVE OVER OR UNDER DOWNED WIRES! ALWAYS ASSUME DOWNED WIRES ARE LIVE!
 
BOROUGH BUSINESS
·         Fanwood Borough hall is open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, today and tomorrow. No evening hours tonight.  Call 908-322-8236.
·         Public Works issues: 908-322-8236
·         Non-emergency police and fire: 908-322-5000
·         Municipal court is closed
 
PUBLIC SAFETY
·         Keep all generators outdoors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
·         Keep streets clear of leaves and brush as much as possible.
·         Avoid using candles for light.
·         IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911. For non-emergency questions for police and fire, call 908-322-5000.
 
CHARGING STATIONS FOR CELLPHONES OR DEVICES (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 40 minutes per person):
·         Fanwood Memorial Library, North Avenue and Tillotson Road
·         Fanwood Rescue Squad, 123 Watson Road
 
ALL RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS.  PLEASE KEEP A SPECIAL EYE ON THE VERY OLD AND THE VERY YOUNG.
 ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY

Anthony November 01, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Since Scotch Plains normally uses the Fanwood substation, does that mean the mobile substation will also be serving the needs of SP customers?
douglassgrad November 01, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Once the substation is energized, how long will it take for the power to be back on? That is the question that everyone wants answered.
Nicole Bitette (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Hi Douglass, Not sure, they say it doesn't mean it will be immediately restored. Like they said, lines, transformers, circuits also have to be restored. From what I saw the lines haven't been removed out of a lot of trees yet. Did you see any crews working today? I was only there until around 1p.m.
Zachary Ciabattari November 02, 2012 at 01:29 AM
I've noticed that throughout the entire town that power lines have been sort of taped or somehow forcibly attached to the road. I've been told that these lines are dangerous and people are risking their lives everytime they drive over them. There is no signs warning people not to drive over them, and it looks as if the people who set it up this way intended for people to drive over them. I just want to know what the town is trying to accomplish by doing this.

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