Posted Friday, March 9th, 2018
Update – Afternoon March 9
JCP&L has established an estimated time of restoration of 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, for customers in Morris County and North Jersey who remain out of service from the first storm.
We expect those impacted by the second storm to be restored as follows:
· Central New Jersey: 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11
· Northern New Jersey: 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14
We know estimated times of restoration are very important. We continue to work on local estimates and will update our outage maps as those estimates are established.
We also are bringing in more than 400 additional workers to assist with the effort, bringing our total storm workforce to more than 5,000.
Thus far, these storms have caused more than 465,000 customers to lose power. JCP&L has restored power to more than 385,000 as of this morning, with about 80,000 total remaining out, including about 10,000 in North New Jersey who remain out of service since the first storm hit.
Regarding power outages, JCP&L is reminding customers without power to make sure they have reported their individual outage by calling their utility at 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).
It is imperative that residents do not call 911 unless it is a life-threatening situation.
To get up-to-date information on the repair work progress, follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com
FROM MORRIS COUNTY OEM:
While we still have more than 28,000 JCP&L customers without power here in Morris County, many have expressed concern with regard to the possibility of a third storm that may strike our area. We continue to pay close attention to a coastal system with the potential to produce snow Sunday night into Monday.
At the time of this communication, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty in the many storm models that we have reviewed.
Confidence is high that a storm will form, but there is significant uncertainty with regard to the exact track of the storm. Some models show a storm system developing just off-shore over the mid-Atlantic coast that may travel close to shore as it moves to the northeast.
If this storm takes route, we have the potential to see four-to-seven inches of snow. Other models, which we favor, depict a track out-to-sea or a grazing/minor event overall, but we still have plenty of time for the track to move further north. Although we are hopeful for a minor event, it is still too early to tell.
We will make notification once we have a better idea of the impact of the storm in our area.