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 Zimmer said she asked the national guard to stay until after the storm.

Trash pick up around the city has resumed, the city announced. 

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. 

Hoboken's schools remained closed on Tuesday for election day, but were expected to open on Thursday.

Karen SP November 06, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Some of us are still without power as of Monday night November 5th! I live on Madison bt 2nd and 3rd in a row of two family homes where over 35 children under 11 live. We were one of the first blocks to lose power at 230pm last Monday! PSEG has forgotten about us! Its cold and dark.
Ojo Rojo November 06, 2012 at 03:32 AM
You live by the most damaged substation and in the area where the flooding receded last. You also live by the oldest substation so replacement parts are hardest to find. Of course it takes longer to turn your power back on. Be happy you don't live in a town where the power may not be on for another week or two.
FAP November 06, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Call PSE&G and let them know you don't have power. The problem could be in the line leading to your building or possibly in the building itself.
David Mello November 06, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Karen, please reach out to me at MelloForHoboken@gmail.com or at 917-699-1312. I responded to your tweet awhile ago, and will do anything I can to help your building row get power back. We need to be able to contact you to do that however.
recallbethmason November 06, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Amazing, some city council members are actually helping people...while Beth mason has her goons at 12th and Washington putting up election posters on the uptown ferry building. Typical....
Geoff Vincent November 06, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Thank you to PSE&G, Mayor Zimmer, and all of the other private and public officials who made this happen!
Ojo Rojo November 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I would like to thank all the electricians who drove up to 30 hrs straight to get here and worked so many long hours to restore electricity to our town.
maria corcoran November 06, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Thank you PSE&G!!! I hope everyone has power restored soon!!! Thanks to all who have been so kind in Hoboken, especially Governor Christie and our elected officials!!!
Iris Xia November 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Hello, I live in 3rd street bw Clinton and Grand, the building around us all have power, but our building still has no hope. We lived in dark and cold since last Monday. Even we reported our situation, we got little attention. I called our building manager, but he said it's out of his control, I called PSE&G but the answer I got was just wait for their response. We are so hopeless and don't know what to do
XJS November 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
What's up with that? I got bombarded last night coming home and saw all the ads yesterday too! Unbelievable.
Ojo Rojo November 06, 2012 at 04:41 PM
While everyone else is focused on cleaning up after a hurricane, Beth Mason & her cronies were printing up stuff like crazy and getting ready to cover the town in trash. Please take them all down and drop them off at her house if you find the massive littering campaign intolerable.
HobokenTownie November 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Your building manager should be working on your behalf...if he doesn't fire him and get a new one. That is their job!
Meg November 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Not all Hoboken residents have power.. My family members on 6th and Grand = no power & Newark and Garden = No Power
Enough November 07, 2012 at 06:47 PM
The mayor lied. This was just so she could get on TV again. Shameless.


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