(The following statement from Public Service Enterprise Group was received
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PSE&G storm update - Dec. 21, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.
-- At this time, PSE&G is reporting 4,000 remaining outages from today's wind
and rain storm. Counties with the most outages are: Essex (2,300) and Bergen
(700). PSE&G crews will continue to work throughout the night to restore power.
-- Many of the outages are caused by falling trees and limbs, which bring down
power lines. Downed wires should always be considered "live." STAY AWAY FROM
ALL DOWNED LINES. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch
anything that it might be in contact with. To report a downed wire and other
visible equipment damage, call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross
-- To report a power outage, call PSE&G's Customer Service line:
-- Electric crews work to restore power to the largest numbers of customers
first, taking into account "priority" customers, such as hospitals, police
stations, fire stations, water and sewer facilities, communications facilities
(TV, radio, and telephone), and customers on life-sustaining medical equipment.
At the same time, the utility restores power to homes and businesses, starting
with the circuits serving the largest number of customers.
-- Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with
power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by
logging in to My Account at pseg.com. General outage activity throughout our
service territory is available online at
www.pseg.com/outagecenter<http://www.pseg.com/outagecenter> and updates are
posted on pseg.com during severe weather.
-- Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/psegdelivers
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and
largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly
three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the
ReliabilityOne National Achievement Award for superior electric system
reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group
Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company
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