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Posted Friday, March 9th, 2018

Good morning,

Morris County Power Outage/Next Storm UpdateWhile 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.

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.

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