Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored service to more than 117,000 customers who lost power as a result of the massive winter storm that moved through the region yesterday. Service to the remaining 4,200 customers in the hardest hit areas of Monmouth and Ocean counties is expected to be restored by 9 p.m. this evening.
Currently a workforce of more than 700 has been deployed in the area to restore the remaining customers affected by the storm.
During the course of the daylong storm, high winds and heavy snow hampered crews' efforts to access areas with damage.
Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility 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. Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris.
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News Media Contact:
Ron Morano, JCP&L
/PRNewswire -- Jan. 24, 2016/
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
Source: PR Newswire
(January 24, 2016 - 9:35 AM EST)
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