PSE&G says the incident started around 7:30 p.m. and was weather related.
Video captured the moment of the transformer explosion.
Both the Hoboken Fire Department and PSE&G responded to outages and electrical emergencies across the city.
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said that thousands of residents, including himself, were without power.
Just spoke to PSE&G - 5,000 residents are without power (including my family). PSE&G will be working as quickly as possible on repairs. Thank you to everyone for their patience & to our first responders for quickly responding to the scene & directing traffic at intersections. https://t.co/8YvEGNfCNf— Ravinder S. Bhalla (@RaviBhalla) February 16, 2021
Just before 11 p.m., the mayor tweeted that power had been fully restored.
Power has been fully restored in Hoboken. Thank you to @PSEGdelivers for the quick repair work, and to all of our first responders from @HobokenPD, @HobokenFire, Office of Emergency Mgmt and neighboring cities and agencies for the prompt response that helped prevent any injuries!— Ravinder S. Bhalla (@RaviBhalla) February 16, 2021
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According to PSE&G, more than 500 customers were affected.
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