Hoboken transformer outage briefly leaves about 5,000 residents without power


A Hoboken transformer outage briefly left about 5,000 residents north of 7th Street without power, though it is already been mostly restored, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said this evening.

“Due to a transformer outage, portions of Hoboken north of 7th Street may be without power. Emergency responders and PSE&G are currently on site and evaluating a time frame for repairs,” the city wrote in a Nixle alert that went out at 8:14 p.m.

At 8:27 p.m., Bhalla tweeted that 5,000 residents are without power and that PSE&G is working on quickly on the repairs.

“Just spoke to PSE&G – 5,000 residents are without power (including my family). PSE&G will be working as quickly as possible on repairs. Thank you to everyone for their patience & to our first responders for quickly responding to the scene & directing traffic at intersections,” he said.

The Hoboken Fire Department, Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Union City and North Bergen Police Departments also responded to the scene.

At 9 p.m., Bhalla indicated that power had been restored in many areas and that PSE&G would work until everyone’s power would be restored.

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