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Princeton Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 7, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Downed power lines reported in Princeton. Time estimated from radar.

Princeton - Princeton
June 9, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

A severe thunderstorm knocked down trees, tree limbs and wires in Princeton Township. Cherry Valley Road was blocked between The Great Road and Province Line Road. Trees and wires were also knocked down on U.S. Route 206, Mercer Street, Crestview Road, Dempsey Avenue, Riverside Drive, Stuart Road, Terhune Road, Quaker Road and Cherry Hill Road. U.S. Route 206, Mercer Street, Cherry Valley and Stuart Roads were still closed the next morning. In Princeton Borough, about a dozen trees were knocked down. One vehicle in the Borough Hall parking lot was damaged by a fallen tree. About 500 homes and businesses lost power in Mercer County.

Princeton - Princeton Township
August 16, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

A severe thunderstorm caused extensive tree damage on and to the east of Princeton University in Princeton Borough. Wind damage was reported from Nassau Street to Carnegie Lake. Several homes and vehicles were damaged by fallen trees along Harrison Street, Sycamore Road and Cedar Lane. Four homes were badly damaged as were vehicles on the Butler Tract off of Harrison Street. This included graduate student housing. Some students and families were evacuated to the Frist Campus Center. On the university grounds itself, trees were knocked down around Palmer Stadium, along the intersection of Faculty Road and Broadmead Street, Ivy Lane and along Washington Road. In Princeton Township, wind damage occurred on the opposite side of Carnegie Lake along Plainsboro Road as far east as Connector Road. Some roadways remained closed due to the fallen trees into the 17th. Power was fully restored on the 18th. No injuries were reported.

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Nov 8, 2022

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The most shared negative experience from the October 2012 storm was the loss of power, which lasted several days for many Garden Staters.

Oct 6, 2022

Fallen Tree On Wires Closes Hillsborough Roadway | Hillsborough, NJ Patch

Fallen Tree On Wires Closes Hillsborough Roadway - Hillsborough, NJ - PSE&G is also reporting a power outage as well.

Oct 4, 2022

Over 1,500 Americans Lost Power Due to One Pesky Rat

More than 1,500 people in Northern Virginia lost power on Friday, but it wasn't because of a storm or an overloaded grid. It was a rat!

Sep 27, 2022

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Sep 21, 2022

Traffic Lights Out On Route 206, Route 601 In Montgomery | Hillsborough, NJ Patch

Traffic Lights Out On Route 206, Route 601 In Montgomery - Hillsborough, NJ - More than 1,100 residents remain without power following the thunderstorm overnight into Tuesday in Somerset County.

Sep 13, 2022

Traffic Signals, Power Restored In Brick | Brick, NJ Patch

Traffic Signals, Power Restored In Brick - Brick, NJ - Power has been restored to nearly all of the more than 5,200 homes and businesses that were left without electricity on Monday.

Sep 12, 2022

Sussex County and Morris County power outage after I-80 accident

80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.

Aug 9, 2022

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Power was reported still out to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Chenango County and Tioga County early August 5.

Aug 5, 2022

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Jul 22, 2022

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Power has gone out 27 times so far since 1230 today

Marvin | December 22, 2022  

Omg how do we live in a newly devolved area and new home and power is always going out literally all The time please send someone out to see why everyone looses power alllllllllll the time

Des | May 02, 2022  

We have power outage for over 2 hours what’s going on?

Ehtesabi | March 29, 2022  

We have power outage for over 2 hours what’s going on?

Ehtesabi | March 29, 2022  

I live in Princeton on 3rd st. Power has been out over 72 hours. This is not right for everyone living in Princeton. Food, water and not to mention gas to fuel cars. Please help

Amy Bromley | February 17, 2021  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Princeton, New Jersey

City Princeton
County Mercer
State New Jersey (NJ)
Country United States
Zip Codes 08540, 08541, 08542, 08543, 08544

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