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Thousands affected by massive power outages in Edgewater, North Bergen

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EDGEWATER, New Jersey (PIX11) – Large swathes of Edgewater and North Bergen were without power after a large PSE&G outage Thursday afternoon.  The problem originated at a switch in a sub station in Ridgefield, according to PSE&G.

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The power company reported at one point there were more than 26,000 customers affected. Emergency workers were able to get the lights back on stages, finally reconnecting power to all customers around 7 :00 p.m.

Emergency responders were on the scene at Palisades General Hospital in North Bergen, which was also without power and running on emergency generators.

Outage Map

A map of the sections of New Jersey without power at the height of the blackout, (Image/pseg.com)