PLAINFIELD, NJ – PSE&G reports that 11,830 customers are without power as of 9 p.m. in Union County on Wednesday night.  Plainfield has 911 customers affected.

Other affected towns in the county include Westfield (2,775), Union (2,624), Scotch Plains (1,485), Cranford (1,744), Garwood (756), Rahway (432), Mountainside (376) and Fanwood (263).

PSE&G recommends customers continue to check the outage map for updates on outage numbers and estimated time of restoration.

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PSE&G reports extensive damage to their infrastructure due to several fallen trees.  Although crews will continue to work through the night, the restoration process will most likely take a few days.

PSE&G reminds residents that downed wires should always be considered “live”.  Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with. 

The company also says to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered engine, including generators and snow blowers, in a garage or other enclosed space.  Clear snow from dryer and hot water heater vents.