Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

News

2/9/2017 - JCP&L Snow Storm Update

 

JCP&L Snow Storm Update 

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has activated its storm response plan, opened its Emergency Command Center, activated the Incident Command System and has extra line, substation, and forestry workers on stand-by alert. JCP&L has also staffed additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices. 

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 at www.firstenergycorp.com

The company also encourages customers to plan ahead for the possibility of electric service interruptions by following these tips: 

  • Keep flashlights and fresh batteries in your home.  Avoid using candles to light your home, especially around children and pets.
  •   If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your tub with fresh water. 
  •  Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
  •  Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out.  Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when power is out. 
  •  Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person.
  •  Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home. 
  •  Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand.  Tune to a local station for current storm information.