Sunday, November 4, 2012

GR Office of Emergency Managment

**NEW UPDATE** 9:50p: Just a late update. Some streets are starting to come back on with power. Jerome, and that area right there, Hillman, Central Ave and the stores down by Turvinos. Hope that helps. There may be more on that I missed.

Update for Nov 4, 6pm. Today, we have seen PSE&G in the Borough. There have been lineman and tree crews. They have been working throughout the town cutting wires so that our DPW can get in to cut trees. Their tree crews have also been taking trees off wires. I am hopefull with the amount of service I have seen today, we will get some restoration sooner than later. Remember, we do have a lot of poles and transformers as well as high tension wires on the ground and that takes longer to do.
We had another conference call with PSE&G today. They state that they have a plan and they are sticking with it. It basically says that they restore service to the critcal areas first then they start in the spots where the most people will get service back.
Schools will be closed Mon and Tues. Garbage pick-up is as scheduled but we ask that you please bring it to the curb. Recycling pick-up is susspended indefinately. You may take any garbage, recycling ...
or tree debri to the recycling center and they will gladly take it.
Borough Hall will be open tomorrow from 8:30am to 10pm. Thanks to GRTV, we have wifi here for anyone that comes in to charge their electronics to use.
I'd like to share with you something that happened in another town yesterday. A crew was clearing a tree from lines and somehow, the operator was electricuted. Thankfully, they were able to revive him but he had to be transfered to another hospital for the treatment of burns. If one of the trained professionals can have this happen to them, it should be a reminder to all of us that are not professional. STAY AWAY FROM WIRES! YOU NEVER KNOW.
 Have a safe night and here's to more progress tomorrow,

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