Power Restored in Hoboken
In total, power was out in Hoboken for roughly a week. If buildings are still without electricity, an electrician must come and solve the problem. The three substations in Hoboken have been repaired.
As of Monday night all three of Hoboken's substations were repaired, the city announced.
If residents still don't have power, it may be caused by a problem in the building, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said during her daily update on Monday afternoon.
The downtown substation at Marshall Street was the most damaged during superstorm Sandy, while it is also the oldest of the three substations. It also took longest to fix.
“We’re working fast and furiously,” Zimmer said. “We are moving into trouble shooting mode.”
Around 7 p.m. Executive Director of the Hoboken Housing Authority Carmelo Garcia said that power was restored in all of the HHA's developments.
The city set up a phone line that residents can call in case there are still problems with the electricity. (the Hoboken Utility Help Line can be called from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 214-561-0671/0672/0674/0675.)
The City has a team of electricians to check on equipment and make sure it is functioning and safe before power can be restored to buildings. This is a necessary step in order to restore power to those remaining buildings. Dozens of electricians, FEMA representatives and some members of the national guard remained in Hoboken on Monday and Tuesday.
With an eye on the upcoming nor'easter, Zimmer said she asked the national guard to stay until after the storm.
Trash pick up around the city has resumed, the city announced.
While Monday morning's commute brought long lines and crowded buses, additional public transportation was expected to be added on Tuesday morning.
The PATH resumed part of its service — although no direct lines from Hoboken — between Journal Square and Manhattan's 33rd Street. Trains will not stop at Christopher and 9th Streets in the City. PATH service between New York and Newark and Hoboken remains suspended.
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will be operating with limited service between Tonnelle Avenue and Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, and with shuttle service from Hoboken Terminal to Marin Blvd. in Jersey City every 20 minutes.