Service Restored to More Than 75,000 JCP&L Customers Following Winter StormFree Water and Ice Available to Customers Out of Service
Morristown, N.J. – Service has been restored to more than 75,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who lost power following yesterday’s massive winter storm that impacted the Mid-Atlantic region.
Currently, more than 130,000 customers remain out of service. The the hardest hit counties include Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren in northern New Jersey. Today, JCP&L crews are evaluating damage and isolating damaged equipment to enable repairs to be made.
Customers are reminded to stay away from downed power lines, assume any downed wire is carrying electricity and call JCP&L, police or fire departments to report them.
“We want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we continue to work around the clock to safely restore their service,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L. “The storm’s heavy wet snow, driving rains and gusting winds caused serious damage to equipment. We have more than 200 damaged poles and over 1,000 spans of downed wire.”
JCP&L is offering free water & ice to customers remaining out of service. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations.
Central New Jersey stores and locations include:
Stop & Shop, 160 Village Center Dr Freehold, 07728
Stop & Shop, 100 Rte 36, Keyport, 07735
Food Circus Foodtown, 9 Rte 36, Atlantic Highlands, 07716
Food Circus Foodtown, 1560 Rt 35 Ocean, 07712
Food Circus Foodtown, 362 Broad St, Red Bank, 07701
Food Circus Foodtown, 2204 Rt 35 & Sea Girt Ave Sea Girt, 08750
Food Circus Foodtown, 426 Rt 36, Port Monmouth, 07758
Saker Shoprite , 2909 Washington Rd . Parlin, NJ 08859
Saker Shoprite , 280 Rt 9 N. Morganville, NJ 07751
Saker Shoprite , 3585 Rt 9 N. Freehold, NJ 07728
Saker Shoprite , 318 Lloyd Rd. Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Saker Shoprite 1361 Rt. 35, Middletown, NJ 07748
Saker Shoprite 3140 Rt. 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730
Saker Shoprite 319 Rt. 130, N Hightstown, NJ 08520
Northern New Jersey includes:
Shoprite of Bernardsville, 93 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ
Shoprite of Springfield, 727 Morris Turnpike, Springfield
Shoprite of Stirling, 1153 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ
Shoprite of Chatham, 641 Shunpike Road, Chatham, NJ
Shoprite of Chester, 195 Rt 206, Chester, NJ
Shoprite of Millburn, 224 Main St, Millburn, NJ
Shoprite of Morristown, 178-190 E Hanover Ave
Shoprite of Washington, Route 31 North, Washington, NJ
Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 1207 Rt. 22 Phillipsburg (Greenwich Store)
Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 50 Rt. 513 BLDG D, Clinton
Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 272 Rt. 202 & Rt. 31, Flemington
Shop Rite of Morris, 1711 Routes 10 (& 202), Morris Plains
Shop Rite of Mansfield, Rt 57 West and Allen Street, Hackettstown
Shop Rite of Ronetco, 90-80 Rt 206 N. Byram, NJ
Shop Rite of Ronetco 125 Water St. Newton NJ 07860
Shop Rite of Ronetco, 270 Rt 23. N Franklin, NJ
Shop Rite of Ronetco 75 US 46. Netcong, NJ
Shop Rite of Ronetco 281-021, Rt 10. Succasunna, NJ
Shop Rite of Ronetco 90 Bartley Rd. Flanders, NJ
Shop Rite, 314 Rt 15. Wharton
Shop Rite, 437 Rt 46 Rockaway
Acme Supermarkets, 530 Rt 515. Vernon
Acme Supermarkets, 152 Rt 94. Blairstown
Acme Supermarkets, 455 Rt 23. North Sussex
Acme Supermarkets, 5734 Berkshire Valley Rd. Oak Ridge
Acme Supermarkets, 329 Speedwell Ave. Morris Plains
Acme Supermarkets, 550 Myrtle Ave. Boonton
Acme Supermarkets, 123 E Main St 1. Denville
Acme Supermarkets, 690 Millbrook Ave. Randolph
Acme Supermarkets, 1260 Springfield Ave. New Providence
Weis Markets, 293. Mt. Olive Township
Weis Markets, 142 Rt 23. Franklin NJ.
Weis Markets, 121 Water Street. Newton NJ.
Kings Supermarket (12) 450 US Rt 206. Bedminster, NJ
Kings Supermarket, 100 Morristown Rd. Bernardsville, NJ
Kings Supermarket, 115 Hawkins Pl. Boonton, NJ
Kings Supermarket, 393 Main St. Chatham, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 184 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 977 Valley Road. Gillette, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 88 East Main Street. Mendham
Kings Supermarket, 191 South Street. Morristown, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 778 Morris Turnpike. Short Hills, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 784 Springfield Ave. Summit, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 64 Mt Blvd, Brady Shopping Center. Warren, NJ.
Kings Supermarket, 531 Route 22 & Route 523. Whitehouse Station.
JCP&L reminds customers to report outages by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or by clicking the “Report Outage” link at www.jcp-l.com. For updated outage information, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Visit FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com and follow on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
Media Contact: Ron Morano (973) 401-8097