Sunday, November 4, 2012
Wyckoff Police Chief says others will have to wait up to another week. He also said Wyckoff schools are closed at least Monday and Tuesday.
Roughly 1,400 of the 2,150 Rockland Electric customers in Wyckoff who remain without power could see it restored Wednesday, but the rest may have to wait another week, according to authorities, who also said Wykoff schools will be closed at least on Monday and Tuesday, with a decision on the rest of the week coming Tuesday. “We’re constantly pressing the utilities; we’re constantly trying to figure out what’s going on,” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox told Patch. “This is a storm that they’ve never dealt with before. That’s the magnitude of the damage to their system.” He added that Sandy “has essentially destroyed their complete infrastructure.” Rockland Electric customers get their power primarily from a distribution line that comes …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than 90 percent of township homes still have no power resources are scarce as many stranded residents await the arrival of utility crews
More than 90 percent of Wyckoff is still without power — including critical assets such as gas stations and restaurants — as township officials and residents dig in for the long haul in the road to recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Crews from the Department of Public Works have been working around the clock to clear debris that has forced many residents to stay indoors because of hazardous conditions on the roads around town. "Scott Fisher and his crew have been out there all day clearing debris," Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips said. At the height of road closures, more than 60 roads were blocked across Wyckoff — now, there are only about 20-25 inaccessible streets in the township, according to township officials. Many of the obstructed …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Utility seeks approval for $883M investment to increase solar capacity in New Jersey
Thursday, August 2, 2012
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Public Service Electric & Gas is hoping to remain a big player in helping New Jersey achieve its ambitious solar energy goals. In a groundbreaking for a new solar farm at a brownfield next to the Hackensack River, the company announced Tuesday it wants to invest $883 million over the next five years to build an additional 233 megawatts of solar capacity in New Jersey. The event in Hackensack meshed well with a top priority of the Christie administration — trying to reclaim abandoned industrial properties and landfills and converting them into facilities producing clean solar power to help meet the state’s electricity needs and creating well-paying jobs in the process. PSE&G, the state’s largest utility and by …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Small stretches of road near Cedar Hill Avenue will be closed as PSE&G continues its work throughout Wyckoff
Monday, July 30, 2012
Traffic near Wyckoff Avenue will be affected as utilities company PSE&G continues its sweep of maintenance to gas lines through the township. Beginning Monday, the work is expected to shut down Newtown Road at Wyckoff Avenue, according to township officials. Commuters who must travel in this area should anticipate delays or plan an alternate route. When PSE&G has finished its connection there, the PSE&G crew will then construct a gas main connection on Wyckoff Avenue at Buckingham Circle. Wyckoff Avenue at this area may be closed to traffic or open to alternating traffic dependent upon excavation and construction conditions, township officials said. Upon completion of this work, the PSEG crews will then return to Cedar Hill Avenue to …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thankfully, hail storms were absent and 'damaging' winds were minimal as foreboding thunderstorms rolled through Bergen County Thursday evening. Add your photos to our gallery!
Friday, July 27, 2012
The forecast called for damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and lightning, but outside of a little rain, a lot of thunder and a spectacular lightning show, there wasn't much damage to be found on Thursday night. PSE&G's outage map reported between 1-500 homes without power in the evening. Locally, only Midland Park and Ridgewood were seemingly affected by the minimal outages, according to the map. Hail? It thankfully never arrived, nor did the projected 58-70 mph winds. So while the storm didn't live up to the expectations, it did offer some great opportunities for photos. If you have a photo to share, please add! Tell us in the comments below how the thunderstorm affected your evening. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Police warn commuters to stay away from busy intersection, which will be completely closed due to utility work Tuesday. The closure may extend to Wednesday and is likely to cause residual delays in downtown Wyckoff.
Utility work at a busy downtown Wyckoff intersection is to cause severe traffic problems that may back up to other parts of the township, police said Monday. PSEG and road crews were tearing up a trench in the street on the east side of Wyckoff Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Frances Place Monday morning, forcing Wyckoff Police to narrow traffic down to one lane. Detective Sgt. Joseph Soto was on scene directing alternating cars down the highly trafficked road, which was shut down to through traffic at Franklin Avenue. According to Soto the road crews would be moving up toward Franklin Avenue throughout the day, culminating with at least one full day of work Tuesday at the busy intersection. "You've got nine lanes of traffic that all …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Scam promises to pay or credit utility bills.
A new scam using President Barack Obama’s name claims to provide utility bill credits in exchange for personal information, including social security numbers, according to Public Service Electric and Gas. “The scam, which has been reported in a number of states, claims that President Barack Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills,” the company said in a statement. PSE&G offered the following details on how the scam works: • Someone calls a utility customer and tells them that the federal government has a program to pay utility bills on a one-time basis. • Customers are asked to provide their social security numbers to apply for the program. • The scammers then give customers a phony federal reserve bank routing …
Monday, May 14, 2012
PSEG gas main replacement on Wyckoff Ave. expected to take 13 days
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Monday, May 14, 2012
[Updated 2:30 p.m., May 15: Due to inclement weather, PSEG has revised the day road work would begin.] The township said traffic would be affected starting Friday, May 18, as PSEG crews and contrators replace a gas main on Wyckoff Avenue. Wyckoff Police will guide commuters along alternating lanes of traffic on Wyckoff Avenue between Woodbury and Spring Meadow drives during the nearly two weeks in which PSEG expects to be working starting Friday. Motorists should anticipate delays and plan for extra travel time or plan an alternate route, according to the township. If weather cooperates work would continue through Thursday, June 7, the utility company told township officials. Inclement weather or unforeseen conditions may require PSEG to …