JCP&L Weather Message for August 16, 2016
The summer’s ongoing hot and humid weather continues to support the potential for severe thunder and lightning storms. Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is closely monitoring today’s developing weather conditions. JCP&L has additional line, forestry and hazard dispatch crews on hand and is prepared to activate its storm restoration plan should outages occur.
In the event outages occur due to severe weather, customers without power are encouraged to report their outage by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com, or by texting out to 544487.
Customers should immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), or call their local police or fire department. JCP&L reminds customers to stay away from downed wires, even if they believe they are no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled with trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.