Another Electrical Equipment Malfunction in Newark After Transformer Blows: PSE&G - NBC New York

Another Electrical Equipment Malfunction in Newark After Transformer Blows: PSE&G

Crews began working to restore power after several manhole fires started around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday

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    Parts of Newark Still Without Power After Manhole Fires

    Parts of Newark are still without power after an underground cable sparked manhole fires. Lori Bordonaro reports.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018)

    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

    [NY] Manhole Fires, Electrical Outages in Newark

    An electric transformer blew, causing manhole fires and knocking out power to about 1,500 customers in Newark. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018)

    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.

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