Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Forty-four PSE&G customers were still without power in Cinnaminson as of Wednesday morning.
After nine days without power—and one very visible signing pleading with PSE&G for attention—Saxony Drive is back in business today. The lights came on earlier Wednesday, after Superstorm Sandy plunged the area into darkness last week. While it's impossible to know if every home there now has power, Mayor Don Brauckmann said, several readers reported to Cinnaminson Patch that their homes now have power. Saxony Drive homes were part of the 44 Cinnaminson customers still without power after the storm as of today. PSE&G told Cinnaminson officials that the company hoped to restore power to at least 75 percent of those customers today.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Some outages may last as long as a week or more, the utility warns.
Update, 7:59 a.m., Oct. 30: In the light of day, many people are assessing storm damage and still have no power. PSE&G is pleading for patience. In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, the power company explained the severity of the situation post-Sandy: "More than 1.2 million customers w/o power, making it the largest storm in PSE&G history." "Major damage to trees, wiring and poles means lengthy restoration. Crews may need to spend hours at one location to get the lights on." "We restore power to the largest numbers of customers first; also hospitals, police and fire stations. Outage info at http://bit.ly/9PDNFF" "Assume downed wires are live and dangerous. Do not touch. Call reports of damage to PSE&G at 800-436-7734." To follow PSE&G …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Cinnaminson Patch got the scoop on the structures erected this summer near power line towers.
Don't worry, Cinnaminson. The wooden poles, some shaped like football goal posts, that have gone up in the last couple months around town are just temporary. They are part of a PSE&G project in Camden and Burlington counties' towns, including Cinnaminson, according to the project director for communications and outreach with the energy company. John Margaritis said PSE&G are upgrading power lines and new wires will be pulled across existing power line towers, called pylons. The temporary wooden structures are called rider poles. "It's a safety precaution," Margaritis said. "We put up rider poles over every crossway and parkway. In case a wire drops, it will never hit a roadway. These poles will keep it above the ground." The rider poles …