I know that some residents are concerned about branches and limbs pick-up. We are asking for your continued patience because Storm Isaias adversely affected our entire City. Our Department of Public Works has been busy working around the clock along with PSE&G with limited man-power due to COVID-19.
Over 13,800 people lost power in Linden, more than Hurricane Sandy. Phase 1 of the clean-up was taking care of the trees that affected the power lines, so that power could be restore to our residents and businesses. Phase 2 was to remove additional trees that are no longer stable, to avoid any potential injuries to citizens, homes and vehicles. Phase 3 will be the continued clean-up of branches and limbs and will be continued to be picked up during grass clipping days.
We are still currently in Phase 2 and Phase 3. We are asking for patience and understanding. Our DPW men and women are working hard and just need time to get the job done.