Monday, October 29, 2012
The utility is saying that customers who lose power may be without it for a week or more.
PSE&G is reporting about 4,000 customers without power in the early stages of Hurricane Sandy. The majority – about 3,000 – are located in the utility’s southern counties of Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester. The utility provides electric service to 2.2 million customers. The utility is urging customers to prepare for the possibility of lengthy outages – perhaps seven days or more -- due to the enormity of Hurricane Sandy, which forecasters predict may become the worst storm to hit the Northeast in 100 years. It may take until Wednesday until a full assessment of the storm’s damage can be made and the utility can more accurately predict when full restoration can be made. Other news in the latest PSE&G update from the company:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Utility company says its hiring extra contractors, urges residents to be prepared
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Keith Brown
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Residents should be prepared for power outages of up to 10 days from the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy, according to a release from the parent company of JCP&L. FirstEnergy Corp, which owns the local utility company along with several others on the East Coast, said in a release that the oncoming storm could wreak havoc with the electrical system and residents should be prepared to be without power for more than a week. The company is securing outside utility crews, electrical contractor and tree trimmers to assist a beefed up response crew and support workers to help restore power as soon as possible throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to the release. “Depending on the severity of the storm's impact on the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Stresses storm may knock out power for 7-10 days
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) President Don Lynch says the company has learned from the mistakes it made from Hurricane Irene and is ready for Hurricane Sandy and the threat it poses to the state. The company took heat when Hurricane Irene left many New Jersey towns without power for days - and, in some cases, weeks. Many thought JCP&L's response was too slow. The biggest lesson learned is getting the information out to customers and municipalities as specifically, quickly and often as possible, Lynch said. The company wants its customers to know as much information as possible, he said. "Just know that Jersey Central will be working hard day and night - we've already started, should that storm hit shore here and cause outages …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Cranford, Clark, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Westfield and Fanwood experienced power outages in the aftermath of the evening thunderstorms.
Update 12:00 a.m. July 27: JCP&L is reporting no outages in Berkeley Heights and New Providence and less than 5 in Springfield. PSE&G continues to report between 1-500 outages countywide, scattered throughout 11 towns including Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. Update: By 10:30 p.m. the number of outages being reported in Union County has drastically diminished, with between 1-500 PSE&G customers throughout all of Union County affected (Westfield is now included in towns experiencing outages). JCP&L reports less than 5 outages in both Springfield and Berkeley Heights and 18 in New Providence. After powerful, fast-moving storms struck the area this evening, communities throughout Union County are seeing …