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PSE&G Scheduled Power Outage Oct. 1 in South Orange

The following information is from the South Orange Village Township website, southorange.org:

The Village has been notified that on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, PSE&G will be undertaking certain equipment upgrades which will require the power to be turned off for substantial periods of time in certain portions of the Village, affecting a number of properties on Vose Avenue, Scotland Road, and Raymond Avenue.  The planned power outage will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A listing of the addresses of properties scheduled to lose power, (as provided by PSE&G), is set forth below.

PSE&G has notified the Village that it has hand delivered letters to each affected property. The letters also contain contact information for PSE&G.  Samples of the letters are also set forth below. Below are suggestions and guidance for residents during the outage.

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.

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.

Affected Addresses (from PSE&G)

Vose Avenue

164 through 280 Vose Avenue (even numbers)

201 through 273 Vose Avenue (odd numbers)

Raymond Avenue

50, 58, 64, 72,103 and 104 Raymond Avenue

Scotland Road

64 through 150 and 266 through 314 Scotland Road (even numbers)

67 through 185 and 255 through 341 Scotland Road (odd numbers)

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