Monday, October 29, 2012

Transformer Fire - on lower Madison Street

Major problems continue to erupt all over Hoboken from fires to a latest report of a transformer on fire on lower Madison Street.

- A new fire is reported on lower Willow as well between 1st and 2nd St.
- Still another reported fire on Park Ave. up past 6th St.  Verified as erroneous.
- Power lines reported down IN WATER on Grand and 13th St.
- Unconfirmed report of transformer explosion now on park above 1st street.
- Report 8th and Willow and Clinton under water.  Many new areas seeing same.

Public Safety is trying to prioritize reports to make sure responses are accurate.  Access to areas is making it difficult to verify reports.

Please remain indoors and avoid potential electrocution with power lines down all over town.
High winds will continue through the early am making for dangerous situations.

A barrier at the northern entrance of Sinatra Drive is toppled over but Hoboken is hanging in there.
High flooding in some areas is reportedly receding.