Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Utility says more than 300 of its Parsippany customers were affected by blackout.
Jersey Central Power and Light's online outage center reports as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that all but about five of 366 of its customers who lost electricity are back in the light. An outgage was reported in the area of South Beverwyck Road at around 3:30 p.m., according to Parsippany Police. JCP&L quickly isolated the problem affecting the residents and most restoration occurred within the hour. With the looming storms, the utility warns residents that power outages that last for 24 hours or longer are possible. JCP&L urges people to prepare and ensure they have enough supplies including nonperishable food items, drinking water, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries, blankets and other basic staples. The utility also reminds …
Friday, December 28, 2012
No time given as to when pole will be repaired; no power outages reported.
An electrical pole near Watnong Park on Granniss Avenue in Morris Plains remained leaning toward the road at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Safety cones had been placed where Speedwell Avenue becomes Granniss Avenue and police barriers had been placed at further down but were being actively ignored by drivers. A notice on the 511nj.org website noted all lanes remained closed and detoured until further notice. Less than five JCP&L customers were reporting power outages Friday morning, according to the utility's outage map. Patch will provide updates as they become available.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The utility company presents must-have information when the weather deteriorates.
The Public Service Electricity and Gas Company says customers using certain electrical devices need particular information in order to get through storms such as Irene. One such category is people who need machines to stay alive. PSE&G spokesperson Karen Johnson said individuals who rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining electronic equipment, such as a respirator or dialysis machine, should pre-register with the utility to receive priority attention in the event of an outage. To request the service, they must call PSE&G at 800-436-PSEG. Johnson adds that they should also inform area rescue squads and fire departments of their needs, in case of emergency. Even after registration, PSE&G said these customers should also have emergency…