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Strong winds down trees, cause power outages in Paterson

By Paterson Times Staff
Published: August 4, 2020


Strong winds associated with tropical storm Isaias downed trees and caused power outages in Paterson on Tuesday afternoon.

Power outage is affecting 3,746 PSEG customers. Most of the customers affected are in the southern and northern parts of Paterson.

PSEG estimates power will be restored by August 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Trees were uprooted, blocking roadways, and damaging private property. A large tree fell on a house on East 26th Street between 5th and 6th avenues forcing the evacuation of occupants.

Trees were also downed at Eastside Park; East 24th Street and 19th Avenue; Crosby and Sherman avenues; Getty and Bloomfield avenues; 43 Haledon Avenue; and East Park Drive and Overlook Avenue. Traffic on Crosby Avenue was closed due to a hanging electrical pole by Sheridan Avenue.

Most of the roadways were cleared of trees by Tuesday evening.

A workshop meeting of the City Council that was scheduled for Tuesday evening was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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