Power outage darkens downtown Trenton
A power outage in downtown Trenton darkened several state buildings on Monday morning but is being restored.
PSEG spokeswoman Brooke Houston in an email explains there was an equipment failure at the Monument Breaker Station in downtown Trenton around 10:15 a.m. that affected approximately 600 customers in the area of West State Street . "We restored most of these customers about an hour later. We’re working to restore all customers now. The cause of the outage is under investigation."
Several buildings in downtown Trenton including housing the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection were all evacuated. Statehouse reporter Kevin McArdle reports the power at the Statehouse went out for an instant and came right back.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton posted on their Facebook page that several of its facilities and programs have been impacted. Trenton Water Works reports the outage initially affected water pressure but it has since been restored.
Callers to New Jersey 101.5 report fire trucks and PSE&G trucks lining State Street with employees standing on the sidewalk. Police are directing traffic at some intersections.
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