More than 2,000 of Fort Lee’s 16,580 PE&G customers were still without power Tuesday morning, more than a week after Sandy, according to an updated company work schedule.
According to the work plan, 867 of the 2,190 customers in the borough remaining without power were expected to come back online Tuesday, followed by 597 Wednesday, 455 Thursday and 190 on Friday. The company also expected to restore 57 on Saturday and the remaining 24 on Sunday.
PSE&G has stressed the schedules are only projections and could change at any point. They also give no indication of what parts of town are projected to get their power back on any given day.
"Our work plan is prioritized by where we can restore the maximum number of customers in the shortest possible time, the critical nature of some operations e.g. schools and polling places, and is affected by a number of technical considerations including the ability to access roads and equipment," the company said.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich met with the president of PSE&G Monday afternoon to give him a list of all the areas in Fort Lee that remain without power but said he didn’t get the answers he was hoping for.
But he also said he confirmed that work orders are in for what he called “critical buildings” and circuit breakers that need to be fixed, and that he was "convinced" Fort Lee is "an absolute priority."
PSE&G’s customer service line can be reached at 1-800-436-7734 to report outages.