Power restored after being out for hours in East Orange

<p>A power outage that left dozens of East Orange residents without air conditioning on a 90-degree day has finally been restored.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2018, 8:16 PM

Updated 2,139 days ago

Share:

A power outage that left dozens of East Orange residents without air conditioning on a 90-degree day has finally been restored.
The outage happened around an eight-block area near Prospect Street around 4 a.m. Tuesday. PSEG says that the outage was caused by an underground fire overnight.
Among the affected buildings was a senior citizen complex. City officials were out most of the day making sure that the elderly residents had enough food and water to get through the 93-degree day.
“Our main concern is to keep them comfy. Make sure we’re checking each apartment for seniors who are there with oxygen. Give them arrangements to take them to cooling centers we have available,” Mayor Ted Green said.
Cooling centers were set up at several municipal facilities.
Many of the residents were able to go to friends’ or family’s homes, which still had power and air conditioning. Others decided to just tough it out in the shade outside their homes.
PSEG crews were still outside Tuesday night to finish repairs.


More from News 12
0:23
The Latest: Officials say man who opened fire at Trump rally was a 20-year-old from Pennsylvania

The Latest: Officials say man who opened fire at Trump rally was a 20-year-old from Pennsylvania

1:17
HEAT ALERT: Sunny, hot and humid day in New Jersey

HEAT ALERT: Sunny, hot and humid day in New Jersey

0:28
Authorities: 2 people seriously injured in Cherry Hill crash

Authorities: 2 people seriously injured in Cherry Hill crash

0:12
Authorities: Car crashes through home in Plainfield

Authorities: Car crashes through home in Plainfield

1:46
Security heighted at Trump Tower in aftermath of rally shooting

Security heighted at Trump Tower in aftermath of rally shooting

2:27
Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:29
Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:34
Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

Political analyst: Shooting at Trump rally will bring changes to 2024 Presidential Election

1:36
Official: 2 children, adult killed in West Orange house fire

Official: 2 children, adult killed in West Orange house fire

0:37
Police: Missing Connecticut teenager located in New Jersey

Police: Missing Connecticut teenager located in New Jersey

0:18
Hillsborough police: Man burned in homemade firework explosion

Hillsborough police: Man burned in homemade firework explosion

0:46
Police: Shooting, 2 stabbings reported within 6 hours earlier this week in Atlantic City

Police: Shooting, 2 stabbings reported within 6 hours earlier this week in Atlantic City

0:21
Prosecutor: East Hanover man sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing wife

Prosecutor: East Hanover man sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing wife

1:57
Stop & Shop to close 10 ‘underperforming’ locations across New Jersey

Stop & Shop to close 10 ‘underperforming’ locations across New Jersey

1:45
Police: Driver faces charges for striking man in hit-and-run road rage incident in Fair Lawn

Police: Driver faces charges for striking man in hit-and-run road rage incident in Fair Lawn

1:52
AT&T security breach hits nearly all cellular customers and landline accounts

AT&T security breach hits nearly all cellular customers and landline accounts

1:16
Prosecutor: Bergen County pastor charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses against teen

Prosecutor: Bergen County pastor charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses against teen

3:06
Jury ends first day of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial without a verdict

Jury ends first day of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial without a verdict

0:33
Jersey Proud: Jamesburg police ‘ticket’ children performing good deeds

Jersey Proud: Jamesburg police ‘ticket’ children performing good deeds

0:47
Point Pleasant Beach officials at odds with company over 5G cell towers

Point Pleasant Beach officials at odds with company over 5G cell towers