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Power Returns for One Wyckoff Neighborhood

Christian Health Care Center is back online after Hurricane Sandy tore through the Township on Monday

The first glimmering sign of hope for many Wyckoff residents came late Thursday when a number of blocks in the Sicomac area of Wyckoff, as well as the Christian Health Care Center, regained electrical power.

The half a dozen or so streets that came online Thursday, according to Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips and a number of residents who live there, include: Merrywood Avenue, Hickory Hill Road, Briarwood Drive, and parts of Sicomac Avenue.

DePhillips said that in calls with Orange & Rockland on Thursday, he stressed the importance of restoring power to Wyckoff — especially to the Christian Health Care Center.

"I told them, 'If you could do one thing today, make it that,'" DePhillips reportedly told the utility company.

With that added pressure throughout the day, the lights came back on sometime around 6 p.m. on Thursday.  

Apparently the problem originated at substations servicing Wyckoff, which aren't located in the township.

DePhillips was told by both O&R and PSE&G on Thursday that all the substations that support Wyckoff had been repaired.

The mayor was hopeful that utility officials would expediate whatever repairs had to be made in order to have the Boulder Run shopping center opened soon. 

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hdrive November 02, 2012 at 08:41 PM
ok- very awesome if "DePhillips was told by both O&R and PSE&G on Thursday that all the substations that support Wyckoff had been repaired." then what can we expect from PSEG in terms of restoration?
maura becker November 02, 2012 at 11:25 PM
then why isn't all of the sicomac section back on????
Cher Lord November 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I find it very sad that the Mayor has yet to send anyone out to check on the seniors without power. Maybe he will check today to make sure they defrost themselves and vote. Can anyone tell me when "East Wyckoff" - between Lafayette and Goffle Roads will be restored? Have elderly parents and elderly relatives without power. Thank God for their neighbors as they are the only ones who are showing concern .
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