Community Announcements

As Winter Storms Approach West Orange, PSE&G Prepares

5a2f781ae1132ded4867_pseg.jpg
5a2f781ae1132ded4867_pseg.jpg

NEWARK, NJ - PSE&G said it is preparing for the approaching storm systems that could bring snow, sleet and rain to the region on Saturday and again on Monday.

In anticipation of the storms, PSE&G has additional personnel and equipment on hand. PSE&G is also arranging for additional tree crews to assist PSE&G's own skilled workforce, and ensuring that extra supplies including poles and transformers are available.

PSE&G urges the public to be cautious if downed lines are seen. 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.

Sign Up for E-News

To report downed wires or power outages, residents should call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Power outages can be reported and one can view the status of an outage by logging in to My Account on pseg.com, PSE&G's mobile-friendly website.

Click here to view power outage map.

PSE&G offers the following tips to prepare:

  • Charge cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
  • Fill up the car's fuel tank(s).
  • Check the home supply of flashlights, blankets, nonperishable food and bottled water.
  • If electricity is interrupted, keep refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.
  • Compile a list of emergency phone numbers including PSE&G's Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires. PSE&G offers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at pseg.com in the "Storm Center," under "How you can stay connected."
  • Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on all smart phones, so it's easy to report outages and check restoration progress.
  • To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.
  • Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G's online "Outage Map" displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G's service territory.
  • PSE&G's Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about restoration progress. Sign up as a follower to monitor restoration process.
  • Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go to pseg.com/sesamestreet to learn how to download the PSEG and Sesame Street "Let's Get Ready!" emergency preparedness app, along with tips on how to be ready for any emergency.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Local Children Invited to Register for Essex County Summer Camps

February 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Children of all ages are invited to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center.

The zoo has several weeklong camp adventures that will introduce children to the extraordinary world of animals, nature and science. Campers and their parents/guardians are ...

Game of Thrones: A Definitive Ranking of Seasons 1-7

Groundhog Day. The day a tiny mammal’s shadow tells us when winter will come to an end. Me? I prefer my weather forecast in the form of a white raven (the telltale changing of seasons in Westeros).

For a few days, rumors spread that Game of Thrones will not return for its final season until April 2019, and while it was clarified that the April return date was likely a false rumor, HBO ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ebeb90e00b2da8ed5088_capture

Thu, February 22, 12:00 PM

Marriot Courtyard, West Orange

BIZ 2.0 WORKSHOPS - Lunch & Learn | Presented by ...

Business & Finance Food & Drink

Carousel_image_cdac97f295f2ca00649e_screen_shot_2018-02-21_at_5.03.14_pm

Thu, February 22, 7:00 PM

Roosevelt Middle School, West Orange

Marley Dias... Gets It Done | Book Signing and Q&A

Community Calendar Education

Carousel_image_f1e8b21af9d26c31d2e7_unnamed__8_

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

West Orange High School (Tarnoff Cafeteria), West Orange

44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Celebrate Your Health this Nutrition Month

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

This year, we learned that the number of Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke just got a lot higher.  An estimated 103 million adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association, and about 39.7 percent of Americans have high cholesterol.  With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...