What to Know
More than 1,000 customers in Newark were still without power on Sunday morning after an underground electric transformer blew
The transformer issue sparked several manhole fires
The power outage forced the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to cancel a concert by Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson
Another piece of electrical equipment malfunctioned in Newark on Sunday, just as crews were making repairs to an underground cable failure the day before, the utility said.
PSE&G crews had restored power to most of the 1,500 customers in downtown Newark that lost it the day before when another piece of equipment malfunctioned, the utility said.
That caused smoke to come out of a manhole on University Avenue.
Power was restored to all but two customers in the downtown area by about 10 p.m., PSE&G said.
Manhole Fires, Electrical Outages in Newark
Officials urged drivers to allow more time for Monday morning's commute in the area.
Saturday's power outage was centered around Park Place and Rector Street, outside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. A concert by Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson on Saturday night was canceled.
No injuries were reported as a result of the manhole fires.