Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers Remaining Without Power Due to Weekend Weather
MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 4, 2016 -- JCP&L expects to restore all customers affected by the weekend's wind storm by midnight tonight. Customers remaining out of service can receive $5 of water and ice, free of charge, simply by showing identification at the customer service desk in any of the following stores:
Acme Supermarkets (a/k/a Albertsons)
Browns Mills, Fair Haven, Freehold, Lincroft, Manasquan and Shrewsbury.
Food Circus (a/k/a/ Foodtown)
Atlantic Highlands, Oakhurst, Port Monmouth, Red Bank, Sea Girt, Toms River and Wall Twp.
Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Boonton, Chatham, Florham Park, Morristown and Whitehouse Station.
Kosher West in Lakewood.
Norkus Foodtown in Freehold.
NPGS I, NPGS II and NPGS III in Lakewood.
Park Avenue Grocery (Food Ex) in Lakewood.
Perlmart Shop Rite Stores:
Bayville, Jackson, Lanoka Harbor, Manchester, Toms River and Waretown.
Saker Shop Rite Stores:
Branchburg, Somerville, Aberdeen, Brick, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Freehold, Hazlet, Lakewood, Manasquan, Middletown, Morganville, Neptune, Parlin, Robbinsville, Wall Township and West Longbranch.
Shop Rite Stores:
Stirling, Wharton, Bernardsville, Chatham, Chester, Clinton, Flemington, Hunterdon in Phillipsburg (Greenwich Store), Millburn, Morris, Rockaway, Springfield and Washington.
Weiss Market in Newton.
More than 92,000 customers were affected by the storm, and about 3,000 remain without service. Assisting in the restoration effort are line crews from FirstEnergy's Potomac Edison utility, contractors and hazard responders from IBEW Local 102, who have been trained to assist JCP&L during restoration efforts.
To report a power outage, call 1-888-544-4877.
JCP&L reminds customers to report any downed power lines to the company or local police or fire departments. Never touch downed lines because they may still be carrying electricity. Customers should also never try to remove trees or limbs from power lines.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL, or online at www.jcp-l.com.
CONTACT: Ron Morano, 888-233-3583