More Power Outages Reported in Heights [UPDATE]

By Friday evening the traffic light at Williams and Boulevard was back on and power was restored in the areas of Lodi and Heights which had reported outages earlier in the day.

UPDATE 8 p.m. - It appears that power has been restored to the area near Williams and the Boulevard and the Lodi border where a power outage was reported earlier Friday that was said to have lasted just a few hours.

The traffic light at Williams and the Boulevard was reported out around noontime, according to Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri. By evening it was functioning once again as well as some of the stores in the Lodi area such as the Shop Rite and Kmart.

It was believed that the outage may have been possibly related to repair work by PSE&G.

Five days after Sandy, there are still many areas in town without power. Borough Hall was still without power Friday and operating on generator. Hasbrouck Heights Pizza has generator power but the rest of the shops along that street – Boulevard from Central to Madison – are closed. Shadow Mart and Minit Mart, the cleaners and other offices on Boulevard near Williams were without power as well as Danson Jewelers and most shops on that part of the Boulevard.

Residents also report that parts of Bell and parts of MacArthur Avenue are on day five with no power.

The majority of Route 17 businesses are all reopened. As for the gas stations Valero is out of gas, and the BP station on the northbound side which reopened Thursday bringing tons of traffic with it as word spread is already out of gasoline, according to Chief Colaneri.

The Shell gas station at Franklin Avenue and Route 17 north opened Friday after receiving a shipment of gasoline. Lines are backed up once again for miles along Route 17 north back into East Rutherford and Hasbrouck Heights police officers are on scene directing traffic. A long line of people armed with red generator gas tanks waited to fill up to keep their generators running.

Carlos Pereira November 02, 2012 at 11:33 PM
200 Block of Ottawa is going day 5 of no power as well...
Michelle Bischoff November 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM
still no power on Henry Street between Blvd. and dead end.
Felice Wilson November 03, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Baldwin avenue is still with no power!
ashley November 03, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Half of Paterson Ave in Heights is still without power.
Michelle November 03, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Baldwin and Pasadena without power still as of Saturday
Steven Sherry November 03, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Day 6 of no power on MacArthur Ave
Ma. Delia Talasan November 05, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Day 7 still dont have power at Ottawa Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, pls. have it back today, we're freezing.
Sammy November 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM
about 100 homes on Ottawa Ave and Austin Place still woithout power.


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