PSE&G: A Public Utility’s Failure to Inform the Public

It's been nearly four days that I, and a number of my neighbors, have been without power due to this year's early snow storm.

While the storm was unexpected, the results were not: the snow was dense and heavy and the abundance of leaves still on the trees made it easy for snow to find purchase on weak limbs which fell onto power lines. Given that I live in a town called Maplewood, you can imagine how many old, large trees we have in town and that extent of the damage is probably higher than other towns.

Needless to say, it's got me a bit torqued out. Finally, this morning, I had to get on a plane to go to Blogworld LA, leaving my wife and son home without electricity and a wood stove that neither of them are comfortable operating.

But what's really got me pissed off is our utility company, PSE&G.

On Digital Media #74 – LIVE – Thursday, October 16th at 9 PM

 Join the ODM crew for a LIVE episode of On Digital Media this Thursday evening at 9 PM on BlogTalkRadio.Our guests this week are:Kip Voytek, SVP, IconNicholsonhttp://kipbot.com/http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/a85/28http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=575811971http://twitter.com/kipbot...and James Andrews, VP, Director of Interactive, Ketchumhttp://www.thekeyinfluencer.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/keyinfluencerhttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706665238http://twitter.com/keyinfluencerThe call-in number is (347) 633-9501 or you can send in questions ahead of time to comments AT odmcast DOT com.

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