Jersey Central Power & Light Monitoring Weather Conditions, Preparing to Respond
MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to monitor weather conditions and mobilize employees and resources in preparation for the possibility of severe summer storms predicted for New Jersey later today.
The company is on high alert and line and substation workers, storm analysts, hazard responders, dispatchers, forestry crews and support personnel are prepared to respond should power outages occur.
For storm restoration process information and tips for staying safe, go to www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers may also report outages and view timely, accurate and easy-to-use outage information through JCP&L's "24/7 Power Center" maps, accessible on desktops, smart phones and mobile devices at www.jcp-l.com. JCP&L will also provide updates via Twitter @JCP_L and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL. Outages may also be reported by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).
Customers are reminded to immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or local police or fire departments and are cautioned to never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Customers should not try to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines and should wait for utility crews to arrive.
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 Warren.
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