Clean-Up Time as NJ Transit & PSEG Report Storm Damage - PSEG Update 5:30 PM 8/6/20

8/5/20

Here's an update on NJ Transit and PSEG today, as they clean up and work to restore service in impacted areas hit hard by storm

NJ. Transit

In the aftermath of yesterday's  intense and damaging storm, NJ TRANSIT anticipates service on the Northeast Corridor will resume with weekend service at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday August 5, and Atlantic City Rail Line service will resume with regular weekday service.  Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley and Port Jervis rail lines will remain temporarily suspended for tomorrow morning’s commute as crews continue to work around the clock to clear approximately 150 trees, repair signal systems and repair overhead wires which power trains.  These lines will resume service on a weekend schedule once these repairs are complete and tracks are inspected.

Crews will continue to work through the overnight hours to repair the extensive damage to signal systems and overhead wires caused by the storm’s strong winds, which also toppled numerous trees throughout the state.

PSEG

Update August 6 at 5:30 PM:
PSE&G estimates that Tropical Storm Isaias is its fifth most severe storm in history and the second most severe, to Superstorm Sandy, in the past eight years. With crews working 16-hour shifts and around the clock, PSE&G expects to have at least 85% of customers without power restored by tomorrow. As of 4:45 p.m., PSE&G has made strong progress and restored power to about 475,000 customers, with about 100,000 customers still without power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important safety notes:

 

Pasted and below please see our 10 a.m. media update.  We also included our last update from 8/4 for your reference. 

 

We will be hosting a media update and Q&A session for members of the media via zoom today at 11 a.m., (Wednesday, August 5).

To attend, please email: UtilityCommunications@pseg.com

 

 

 

For immediate release

August 5, 2020; 10:00 AM

 

Update August 5, 2020; 8:00 AM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important safety notes:

 

 

 

Customer Safety:

 

 

 

Bus, light rail and Access Link services will all operate on a regular weekday schedule. Rail ticket and passes will be cross-honored with PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd Street, NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus and private carriers.

 

Customers should visit the njtransit.com website for the latest service information and monitor news reports about service levels.