08/09/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/09/2020 13:43
Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), after his daily storm call with mayors, called on Orange & Rockland utility company to work 24/7, including overnight, to fully respond to the electric power outages in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Both PSE&G and JCP&L have had teams of lineworkers, working in shifts, 24/7 to help restore power to North Jersey residents.
'With hot summer temperatures and many families working from home, it's very frustrating that O&R is not working around the clock - 24/7 - to restore power to North Jersey residents. Other utility companies have organized teams to work in shifts through every hour of the day to get electricity back up. I appreciate what every company is doing to get the lights back on, but we have far too many families without water and septic right now - including many seniors unable to leave their homes. We need to do everything we can, day and night, to restore their power,' said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5).
Gottheimer continued, 'All of North Jersey thanks the many first responders, lineworkers, and other frontline public service workers who are continuing to work to address the aftermath of this storm.'