Posted Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
This Message is Directly from JCP&L
FirstEnergy Corp.’s utilities, including JCP&L, continue work to complete service restoration for customers who lost power after recent heavy, sustained winds across the company’s service areas in six states.
All of the company’s utilities were impacted by this wind storm. Almost 940,000 customers lost service system-wide, and about 50,000 remain without service.
Our restoration process begins with work that can quickly restore the greatest numbers of customers to service. Large outages are generally restored sooner than single outages. As we work through the storm, larger percentages of our remaining outages will take more crew time to restore fewer customers. Due to the widespread damage caused by this wind storm, we have thousands of remaining outages that will require many hours of crew work to restore single customers.
Jersey Central Power & Light: More than 134,000 customers were impacted by the storm and about 4,500 remain without service. About 1,300 workers continue repairs and restoration work. Most customers who remain without power will have service restored by midnight tonight. Customers in the hardest hit areas of Monmouth, Hunterdon and parts of Warren counties will have power restored by midnight Wednesday.
For updated information on power outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.
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.