PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An equipment failure left thousands without power in Passaic, New Jersey late Friday night.
PSE&G officials said the equipment failure occurred just after 7:45 p.m. at a substation on Oak Street.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/19 Wednesday Morning Forecast
At its peak, 7,000 customers were without power. As of 10 p.m., there were 2,500 outages reported.READ MORE: Islanders Win In Shootout, Hand Flyers 9th Straight Loss
The mayor told CBS2’s Jessica Layton there was a problem with seven circuits at the Oak Street substation. It was not known if the problem was directly related to weather, but the dark streets did not make it any easier to drive in the rain.MORE NEWS: Towns' Three-Point Play Helps Wolves Edge Knicks
PSE&G said power was gradually coming back on by approximately 11 p.m.