This week, PS&G has begun supporting their system by installing new underground circuits along Notch Road and Route 46 East in Little Falls. According to the company, in preparation these upgrades are being performed in preparation for severe storms. The $1.28 billion investment calls for improving the electrical systems by protecting wires, enhancing electric capacity and service reliability while also providing greater system redundancy.
Throughout their state-wide coverage area, PSE&G is replacing or supplementing their over 50-years old 26kV lines with 69kV power. These projects include:
The work will be performed during even and overnight hours. In addition, the entrance onto Notch Road from Rustic Ridge Road will be closed intermittently during these construction activities. This work is expected to be complete by September.
From 2007 to 2014, PSE&G installed approximately 209 miles of 69kV lines in more than 60 New Jersey municipalities.
Further information can be found online here. Anyone with questions or concerns
should contact PSE&G's hotline number 1-800-901-5035.
An earlier report of outages in Caldwell was determined to be instead a surge which last a few minutes.
CALDWELL, ESSEX FELLS, ROSELAND, NJ - At 12:27pm Friday, reports came in to West Essex Now of power outages in the area. At this time there is no explanation for the outages and PSEG was notified by the police.
As of 1:20pm, the power was restored to the area.
At this time, the following streets are known to have outages:
Brief power surges also took place at:
North Caldwell Fire Chief John D'Ascensio commented,