The Mayor On Sandy's Aftermath
With most of the town, including Borough Hall, without power, phone or internet, the mayor wants to keep residents updated on post-Sandy clean-up and repairs.
Mayor Ann Subrizi reported that PSE&G has "hundreds of linemen on the ground" from out of state with 200 more expected to arrive and support their regular crew in repairing lines to restore power to more than 120,000 homes throughout Bergen County. According to PSE&G, New Milford has between 2000 and 5000 reported outages.
According to Subrizi, PSE&G has also supplemented their regular tree trimmers with crews from out of state to clear the lines of overhanging branches.She also said that the DPW has begun to pick up debris and clear the roads.
Subrizi asks the residents for their patience in having their power restored. According to PSE&G, power is restored to emergency services first--hospitals, police, fire and ambulance. Shelters, schools and those with special life support needs follow.
"Because road conditions are still dangerous, I ask that all residents stay home unless it's an emergency," Subrizi said. "Please let's have no extra cars on the road today."