PSE&G Has No Immediate Timetable for Power Restoration in Wyckoff

Gov. Chris Christie's office released a document Saturday revealing a timetable for power restoration through midnight Monday for some New Jersey towns without power — that schedule does not include Wyckoff.

With nearly 85 percent of Wyckoff without power and temperatures expected to dip into the 30s tonight, PSE&G still has no timeline for restoring service to more than 2,000 customers, according to a work schedule released by the governor's office Saturday.

Gov. Chris Christie released the restoration plans for New Jersey's three primary power companies Saturday in an effort to provide New Jerseyans greater transparency and certainty about the progress of restoration in their towns.

“While progress has been made in restoring power to many businesses, households, and critical infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, there are still over 1.25 million customers without power," Christie said in a statement. "So many New Jerseyans have demonstrated significant patience and resilience through the storm and this initial recovery period, and it is our obligation to get them back online and with the certainty of a timeline they can reliably plan their lives around in the coming days.”

The restoration plans, provided by PSE&G, Jersey Central Power and Light and Atlantic City Electric, give a town-by-town breakdown of the number of customers serviced, the number of customers without power and a restoration timetable for the next three days.

Wyckoff has 84.3 percent of its 2,809 PSE&G customers still without power.

To access the power restoration plans for PSE&G, click here. Note that the column for "% Customers in Service" appears to have been transposed and actually shows the percentage of customers without service.

A number of Wyckoff streets — Merrywood Avenue, Hickory Hill Road, Briarwood Drive, and parts of Sicomac Avenue — came online Thursday evening. One Hickory Hill Road resident confirmed that she was a PSE&G customer.

Boulder Run, the Christian Health Care Center and a number of township residences are serviced by Rockland Electric, a subsidiary of Orange & Rockland.

Rockland Electric's restoration timetable was not included in the governor's release.

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BQE November 03, 2012 at 07:18 PM
What about Rockland???
BQE November 03, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Where are our elected officials ? We pay enormous amounts of property tax for what??
Marjorie Sietsma November 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Since our only affect of Sandy is loss of power I cannot think of complaining even if it is getting colder. But there is no mention of Rockland? Please continue to have patience bc those working to restore power are pushed to the limit. Hang in there Wyckoff.
S Smith November 03, 2012 at 07:34 PM
What's amazing is that Wyckoff has the highest percentage of customers out--about 84%-- on the entire list!! What are the town officials doing about it? Have they been outmaneuvered by officials in neighboring towns who are making more noise or are better "connected?"
Someone in wyckoff November 03, 2012 at 08:04 PM
We got to change our utility company if possible. If they don't value our business this much, someone else might.
Help Wyckoff November 03, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Orange and Rockland claim they were not asked for a plan from the Governor but have "filed all necessary documents". I applaud PSE&G for their efforts in Wyckoff. Friends coming online every hour it seems and tobs of trucks around town. Orange and Rockland on the other hand are nowhere to be seen or heard. They are sticking to their 11/11/12 date which is close to 2 weeks after the storm hit. Unnacceptable! Their Management should be fired and replaced by chimps who were displaced from their homes during the storm.
hdrive November 03, 2012 at 08:14 PM
i just burst into tears. noones looking out for us here.
hdrive November 03, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Dear Help Wyckoff, What efforts in Wyckoff? We are not even listed on the chart. the christian healhcare hospital? Is that what you're referring to? what locations are people coming on line and how are there "trucks everywhere" if the PSEG company itself hasn't put us on their chart yet? They said 7-10 days on MONDAY. Today is Saturday- we should be 6 days in wth four to go. They just keep saying 7-10 days evey day! number ever decreases. I am NOT beng sarcastic to you at all- i would love you to provie the details i am asking abou it would give me some hope!
Jim November 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Hang in there everybody. I am sure the town officials are on the phone with Rockland right now, addressing the situation.
Dean S November 03, 2012 at 08:31 PM
This is a complete outrage. I want to know what town officials have to say! We are being totally ignored it seems. I want a town official to post a note on this site to explain what is going on! 84% of the town out of power and still not even on the PSEG schedule?
hdrive November 03, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Tha's very sweet. I agree. Im just baffled and upset. Does Governor Christie- whatever your poiics are- seem like the type to let entire towns be left off? i hope the patch will send his office this article.
JerseyRight November 03, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I'm no conspiracy theorist but... I'll bet the discussion of the August 2011 cease and desist notice to PSE&G regarding installation of those eye-sore solar panels came into the discussion when restoration of service priority was discussed. I'm just saying. http://www.northjersey.com/news/128406658_PSEG_says_it_will_not_negotiate_on_solar_panel_installations_in_Wyckoff.html?page=all
CoolidgeFanboy November 03, 2012 at 09:35 PM
This is one time where being "wealthy" is probably a handicap.
Leaving November 03, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Rockland is a disgrace; completely unorganized and uncaring. I believe they are owned by Con Ed now. After last year's Halloween Snowstorm, we had no power for 8 days. Despite repeated phone calls to tell them the switch had just tripped on the transformer box and it did not require anything else, they told use we had wires down on our street. We did not! During the last 2 days when we called to inquire about when our power would be fixed we were told it already was fixed! It's complete incompetence, but no one ever seems to do anything about it. My neighbors and I all complained to the Board of Public Utilities, and never got any response. They are also a disgrace!
maryanne November 04, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Could it instead be related to having many, many downed trees and wires in the neighborhood as opposed to your "wealth"? The winds were crazy. Wyckoff was hardhit, but it's an inconvenience compared to the Jersey shore or Staten Island. If you have no loss of life/property, you are blessed.
Joe November 04, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I am happy to hear I'm not the only person pissed. Off at rockland electric we have had lines laying in the middle of our street for 6 days now !! It's impossible to even walk your dog in this neighborhood !! Yet when I look out in to my back yard all I see are homes filled with light !! What the hell is going on!! And why Do we have rockland electric this is nj not ny !!
KS November 04, 2012 at 01:45 AM
A town hall meeting seems rationale at this point. While i dont blame them for our situation i do believe our officials are our voice and if they are working hard for us then they should have answers for wyckoff residents and they would want to share this with us. If the wyckoff residents can fully understand what is being done to get us back on the grid then maybe we would all feel a bit less let down and in the dark.
Concerned November 04, 2012 at 02:52 AM
No-one is telling us anything and my neighborhood is non-existant to O&R. We were out 2x for 5-6 days each last year (Eder/Timberline area). They don't give a #### about NJ. Many are on wells in the area and have no water... I saw a couple of kids near a downed pole today on Fairview because it has been laying there for days. If S Smith is correct and Wyckoff is the highest or even one of the highest remaining outages then our elected officials are not worth anything to us in the time of need. No only that, but the schools will open, the kids can't shower before they go, we can't use gas to get them there, and their time off from school is taken away. Yes they were off this week but that was more stress, not relaxation. Wyckoff officials may not be experienced in this type of disaster, but the fact remains that they are inaffective (although I am sure they are trying).
Gwen Purcell November 04, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Perhaps it is time for PSE&G to consider spending some of it's profits on implementing a schedule to put power lines under ground. Three storms resulting in massive power outages in less than 2 years seems to me this might be something to consider. By the way could someone tell us all how many PSE&G executives are living without power at this point .
CoolidgeFanboy November 04, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Most of the power outages are not related to down trees or wires but to sub-station and grid issues. PSE&G is not putting a priority on our town because the people in town are more equipped to live through this kind of predicament then a person who is less wealthy. The reason why Glen Rock and Ridgewood are on the priority list and not Wyckoff probably has to do with mass transit service going through those towns.
Susie Q November 04, 2012 at 03:47 PM
With massive devastation in parts of our state, Wyckoff is not a priority. I get it! The lack of power, however, has caused potentially dangerous conditions including the need for refrigeration for medical supplies. There is no ice to be found and the shortage of gas makes it near impossible to venture far in search of ice, ice packs or dry ice. If your neighbors are in the same situation, where do you turn for help? There must be a way to register w/the power companies so that they are aware of other medical needs.
Richard Sorce November 04, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Blessed!!! Are you serious?
Richard Sorce November 04, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Outrageous utility profits! Invest these into modernizing the power delivery system instead of distributing profits to shareholders! Shareholders in a commodity necessary for survival??? What an outrage--like so many other ridiculous practices.


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