Jersey Central Power & Light Announcing Preparations for Nor'easter PR Newswire MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 7, 2013 Additional FirstEnergy Crews Arriving Tonight Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) President Don Lynch will speak to the media in Dover, New Jersey, Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m. to discuss the company's preparations for the nor'easter. Up to a foot of wet, heavy snow and high winds are expected to hit parts of JCP&L's northern New Jersey service territory tomorrow and Saturday. In some locations, up to 15 inches of snow is expected. The event will be held at: JCP&L Dover Line Shop 13 Richboynton Road Dover, N.J. Morris County All available JCP&L crews and support personnel will work around-the-clock, as needed, to restore service if customers are affected by the severe weather. They will be assisted by more than 100 crews and additional support personnel from FirstEnergy's Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison utilities. The additional crews are expected to arrive in New Jersey this evening. The FirstEnergy crews include both hazard and line crews, which serve two separate functions. Hazard crews are assigned to make areas safe during hazard conditions, such as securing downed wires. Line crews make repairs that restore service. Tree crews also will be available for storm restoration work. The additional FirstEnergy crews are being dispatched to JCP&L line shops in Dover in Morris County and Newton in Sussex County, where the snow is predicted to be the most severe. Lynch will be prepared to discuss other JCP&L preparations for the nor'easter, which include: oSecuring additional tree contractors to assist with the outage restoration process oCommunicating with emergency management officials, state officials, regulators and local officials about our storm preparation efforts News Media Contact: Ron Morano – JCP&L (888) 233-3583 /PRNewswire -- Feb. 7, 2013/ SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp. Website: http://www.firstenergycorp.com
Jersey Central Power & Light Announcing Preparations for Nor'easter
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