Police & Fire

30 Westfield Roads Remain Closed Saturday Night, Mayor Says; Power Expected to be Fully Restored by Sunday Night

Brightwood Avenue is blocked by a fallen tree. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle posted the following update on her Facebook page Saturday evening:

STORM & OUTAGE UPDATE: 3/10 as of 6 p.m.

PSE&G is reporting 200 customers still without power and they are projecting many should be restored by ‪midnight tonight with the remainder by ‪9:30 p.m. tomorrow. PSE&G advises they have multiple tree and power line crews in Westfield and they are working through the night.

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There are still 30 roads or sections of roads closed due to downed wires, as well as felled trees in some cases. Most of these streets are waiting on PSE&G crews to arrive to address the downed wires before our DPW crews are allowed to clear and reopen them; others are waiting on Verizon or Comcast.

In all cases PSE&G, Verizon and Comcast have been informed of the need to respond.

We also encourage you to contact your provider as you are the customer. PSE&G reminds customers to visit its outage page for information on how to report a power outage and receive outage info: 

Call 1-800-436-7734 or visit their downed power wires page for reporting and important safety information: http://www.pseg.com/…/education_safe…/safety/power_lines.jsp

We will be doing a one-time curb pickup for branches and brush once the DPW crews have attended to all danger areas. Details to be provided in the next few days.

I know these are trying times for those still without power, especially without knowing a specific time for restoration. Please know that you are not forgotten and we continue to press PSE&G for immediate and timely restoration.

Please check on your neighbors and as always please call 911 in the case of an emergency. #westfieldnj

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