Update: PSE&G Outage Map Reporting Power is Restored

According to PSE&G's outage map, customers in Scotch Plains and Fanwood should have power restored as of 10:25 p.m.

Update, 10:25 p.m.

Residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood should have power restored as of 10:25 p.m., according to the PSE&G outage map.

Update, 9:45 p.m.

The PSE&G Outage map is now reporting between 1-500 residents of Fanwood are without power.

Original story, 9:30 p.m.

Residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood reported experiencing power outages a little before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. 

According to the PSE&G outage center, between 501 and 2,000 Scotch Plains residents are currently without power. Also, the map reports no outages for Fanwood residents.

If you are experiencing an outage contact by PSE&G by calling 800-436-7734 or logging onto your account at http://www.pseg.com/outagecenter.

Are you without power? Has it recently been restored? Let us know!

Nicole Bitette February 13, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Hi mrsp, What are you looking for information as to what caused the outage? I am waiting to hear back from PSE&G and any information I receive on it, I will post.
Nicole Bitette February 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Hi mrsp, A PSE&G representative told me.. "we don't know much yet." She added that a substation serving customers in the area had an equipment failure, but the cause is still under investigation.
Derek February 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Why are we seeing so many failures in the last 12 months? I've lived in this area for 13 years and I think the power has been out more times lately than over that whole period. Obviously I'm not counting the snow storms, hurricanes etc. in that comment but I don't understand why this is starting to become much more common.
Wendy February 14, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Thank you for this information. Last night I was unable to get through to anyone through the PS&G customer service number. Trying to use their website was hopeless as well, since my account was apparently "down for maintenance." I finally resorted to twitter, tweeting to @PSEGDelivers and actually getting a response! The return-tweet let me know that they were aware of the problem and working to get it fixed.
mrsp February 14, 2013 at 03:07 AM
i appreciate the followup Nicole, here's what comes to mind: 1. how many effected. 2. why it happened. 3. can we expect this to happen more frequently going forward and if so for how long. 4. does it relate to their upgrade ("north central reliability project" i think nj.com called it recently) 5. why isn't there explicit information about this being disseminated to the public and police via the media & website? i would also ask these type of questions to the utility board,the local representative and the governor's office, for starters. we give up so much -- including clean air, ground and water, not to mention our hard earned money -- in exchange simply for reliable power, around which our lives are built. but no it seems thrown into question? In addition, my Verizon cell service kicked out as soon as the power went out. But wasn't Verizon obliged to "harden" its infrastructure so that it would become reliable in exactly such instances? In this case, it's as if a feather knocked it out! Are our elected and appointed officials requiring Verizon and the other companies privileged enough to have acquired wireless licenses to provide service even in less than ideal conditions? There is lots here to consider.


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