PSE&G has notified the Village of South Orange that there will be a power outage on Tuesday, July 1 in the Montrose and West Montrose neighborhoods in order to “undertake certain equipment upgrades.”
The planned outage periods are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for some residents and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for others. A map of the affected areas can be found here; at this time, the Village has not yet received a map indicating which areas will be out for 6 hours and which will be out for 12 hours.
However, PSE&G has told the village that it is having letters hand delivered to each affected property indicating the length of the outage.
Because the weather forecast for July 1 indicates that the temperatures will be high (est. 87 degrees Fahrenheit), the village will provide a cooling center at The Baird for affected residents. Unfortunately, the South Orange Public Library is in the outage area and will not be available for cooling.
More from the Village of South Orange website:
Medical Equipment and Special Needs
The Village strongly encourages any resident who uses medical equipment requiring electricity, or who has other special or medical needs to make arrangements to spend the duration of the outage at an alternate location. Residents who are unable to make such arrangements are of course welcome to use the cooling station at the Baird and may contact the Village Office of Emergency Management, 973-378-7715 Ext. 2, if transportation is necessary.
Transportation to Cooling Station at the Baird
Any residents who anticipate the need to use the cooling station at the Baird but who are unable to drive, walk or arrange to be driven to the Baird are encouraged to contact the Village in advance so that transportation arrangements can be made.
Food Preservation and Safety
During prolonged power outages, it is important to take steps in advance to preserve and protect refrigerated and frozen foods. Helpful information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and advice on advance steps and tips to maintain refrigerator and freezer temperatures, as well as important information on who to evaluate the safety of food after an outage can be found here.