Jersey Central Power & Light Monitoring Weather Conditions
Prepared to Respond Should High Winds Affect Electric System
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 30, 2013
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jersey Central Power & Light
(JCP&L) is preparing for the possible impact of high winds predicted to hit
parts of its northern and central New Jersey service territory beginning
tonight and continuing through Thursday.
As a result of the weather forecasts, which include the possibility of
sustained winds in excess of 50 mph, JCP&L has implemented the company's storm
preparation process, including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at
the regional dispatch office, and bringing in additional line, substation and
forestry personnel. In addition, contractors have been notified they could be
required to assist with storm restoration efforts over the next several days.
Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS
(1-888-544-4877) to report their outage. In the event of severe weather,
customers should immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or their local
police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power
line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.
For updated information on the company's current outages, FirstEnergy's storm
restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at
www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. JCP&L customers can find the latest
information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or on Twitter @JCP_L.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1
million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer,
Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
Contact: Ron Morano - JCP&L, +1-888-233-3583
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