Friday, February 8, 2013
Plows were out early Friday clearing roads. Garbage collection for Saturday is cancelled.
The first big snowstorm covered Wayne in several inches of snow Friday into Saturday. Department of Public Works personnel were plowing the streets throughout the day. Roadways were covered with several inches of snow Friday night into Saturday morning. It was possible to drive on roads Friday morning and into the early afternoon. After the snow picked up intensity Friday afternoon there were fewer and fewer vehicles on the roads. "We had such a good streak going this winter with not having a lot to worry about," said Connie D'Marco as she packed a few bags into her car at Foodtown on Route 23. The township has cacelled garbage collection for Saturday and the recycling center will be closed. Collection will resume on Wednesday. The …
Utility company also using Twitter to communicate with customers.
PSE&G will provide customers with information about estimated restoration times via its website should power be lost. To report downed trees or power outages, customers should call PSE&G 800-436-PSEG and speak with a customer service representative. To view the latest outage information visit PSE&G's outage map. Residents can also follow PSE&G on Twitter at PSEGNews. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Power utility company ready to deploy workers where they are needed.
Jersey Central Power & Light continues to prepare for potential power outages due to the winter storm. More than 800 workers are ready to “tackle line repair work when it is safe to do so,” said Ron Morano, a JCP&L spokesman. Workers have been stationed in Dover and Newton and will be sent to areas if and when they are needed, Morano said. Hazard responders and forestry crews stand by ready to provide assistance during emergencies and remove downed trees. “We’ve taken many proactive steps and will be prepared to respond should we be needed,” Morano said. “The storm is forecast to be bad in North Jersey as opposed to the western part of the state.” Power outages can be found on the company’s website and the company’s new smartphone …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Additional work crews will help restore service if necessary.
Jersey Central Power & Light is bringing in additional work crews in advance of the winter storm. The storm is forecast to drop a foot or more of snow in North Jersey beginning Friday afternoon. JCP&L President Don Lynch will hold a press conference in Dover on Friday at 10 a.m. to discuss the company’s preparation work in detail. JCP&L customers blasted the utility company in the days following Superstorm Sandy. Thousands of area residents were without power for more than a week after the storm. All available work crews and support personnel will work around the clock, if necessary, to restore service to customers who lose power due to Nemo, the company announced Thursday night. More than 100 work crews from FirstEnergy's Ohio Edison, The…