Video: Storm Woes Continue in Town with 10K Trees

A Haddonfield resident is nearly barricaded in home by a fallen tree three days after Hurricane Sandy.

Don Sabia, 80, a resident of Woodland Avenue near West End Avenue said Thursday he was fed up with waiting for a a massive borough tree, that crushed his wife's Lexus and barricaded his second car in his driveway, to be cleared away. He was headed to Borough Hall Thursday afternoon to give someone a piece of his mind.

"We've been sitting like this since the day of the storm," he said. "I called PSEG and they said they would be out on the fourth and then called back again and they said it would be another 10 days. I feel pretty rotten about it."

Sabia said the power had already been cut to the electric lines draped across his sidewalk, but the massive oak tree remained.

Haddonfield borough Administrator Sharon McCullough said Thursday the cleanup of several massive trees across roadways here is being held up because PSEG hasn't removed downed power lines that are also at the locations.

She urged residents who are fed up with waiting for this and five other areas like Woodland Avenue to be cleared to call PSEG at 1-800-436-PSEG to demand service and to get higher on its priority list.

concerned business owner November 02, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Here is one for you good old PSE&G would be getting a hell of alot more taken care of as they were offered help from our Friends in Tennesee however, when PSE&G found out that the company from TN were union they told them "NO THANKS"....NOW you tell me how that 85 year old man in Moorestown feels he has been without power since Monday....he has no way to help himself as he is in a wheelchair...or tell it to the couple in this story...so many other stories like this and these jackasses won't accept the help because they are union.....what are they afraid of that they might finish it before they would and of yeah there goes their overtime....Bull this makes me sick....its big business at its finest....
Jack S November 02, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Do you have proof of that claim? I truly doubt that union employees would be barred by nonunion employees. The opposite would not surprise me, however. Sounds like you are shilling for union causes.
Jack S November 02, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Case in point: http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery Note that the unions are turning away the nonunion employees. Not the other way around. Again, if "Concerned Business Owner" could provide proof of his claims, then I stand corrected. But I see no proof his claim anywhere on the Net.
Frances ONeill November 05, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Not true. This story has many variations, but the guys in charge say it never happened. We have enough problems without unfounded rumors floating around.


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