More than 50,000 customers were without power in at least eight eastern Bergen County towns.
Fort Lee, Teaneck, Englewood, Oradell, New Milford, Palisades Park, Cliffside Park and Ridgefield Park all reported hundreds of outages.
PSE&G released the following statement:
At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, a potential transformer failed during routine switching at Ridgefield Substation. This failure caused several 230,000-volt (230kV) transmission lines to trip out resulting in the shut down of the Ridgefield and Leonia Substations causing a wide-spread power outage that affected about 60,000 customers in Southern Bergen County. As of 10:11 a.m., all customers have been restored.