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UPDATING: Winter Storm Magnus is Blowing Into West Essex Area

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • 9:00pm

WEST ESSEX, NJ - As predicted by the Essex County Airport in Fairfield, dangerous wind gusts have caused power outages and hazardous driving conditions. We continue to update this page with new information.

10pm
Roseland Avenue
resident who reported the Roseland Avenue utility pole "sparkling green" commented, "Caldwell Police and Fire Departments have both called PSE&G., this has been happening since 4:30. They have still not shown up."

6pm
Essex Fells Police Department have just put out the following statement:

Forest Way Closed between Rensselaer Road and Hathaway Lane until approximately 8pm.
Use alternate route.

Essex Fells Chief Vincent Kulik commented, "The work is being done by PSE&G tree crews to clear all the trees near their wires which has contributed to a number of outages. We hate to see the trees go but it's necessary!"



4:30pmPSE&G is called after witnesses notice a utiltily pole "sparkling green" on Roseland Avenue.

10:40am
Power is restored to the West Essex Middle School, Squire Hill area of North Caldwell 

9am
We remain under a WIND ADVISORY until 6pm. The wind gusts should be at the same rate of strength - 48 mph - as they were last night between 10pm to midnight; enough for small trees to blow over

6am
Springdale Road in West Caldwell power restored.

5:30am
West Caldwell
: Garabage cans all over the streets, bags of garbage as well

3:16am
Springdale Road
in West Caldwell has no power.

3am
Squire Hill area of North Caldwell
- including the West Essex Middle School have no power. A tree came down on a high voltage line. 

1:07am
Roseland Avenue
power restored

Thursday, 12:52am
Roseland Avenue
Without Power

10:16pm
Essex Fells Police issued a statement:

Power has been restored and roadway is open.
If you still are without power contact PSE&G at 800-436-PSEG (7734) or online at http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp 
High winds and heavy rain are expected overnight into the morning.
Be prepared and stay safe.

9:20pm
Power restored to Roseland Avenue, Caldwell
Power restored to Park Avenue, North Caldwell

9:14pm
Power outages reported on Park Avenue, North Caldwell

9:06pm
The Essex Fells Police Department issued a statement:

Additional power outages - Roseland Ave, Forest Way, Park, Essex, Hawthorne.
Related to problem on Forest Way. 
PSE&G crews working to restore power.
Please do not call 9-1-1 or Police to report outage.
Areas of Caldwell are also affected along Roseland Ave."

8:55pm
Roseland Avenue grid is now without power.

8:41pm
The Essex Fells Police Department issued a statement:

Road closure forest between Rensselaer and Hathaway and limited power out on Rennselaer.
A power line on Forest is causing limited power outage on Rensselaer Road.
PSE&G has crews on scene and they expect to have the problem repaired in the next few hours. Forest Way is closed to allow the crews to work safely." 

Earlier tonight, power has gone on and off intermittently between 6pm to 7pm along the Roseland Avenue grid in Caldwell and Essex Fells.

 

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