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Release Date: April 04, 2016


Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is in the process of restoring the remaining 3,000 customers who lost power as a result of Sunday’s severe wind storm. JCP&L has moved resources from other areas of the company into the hardest hit areas.  Restoration efforts are also being supported by line crews from FirstEnergy’s Potomac Edison subsidiary, contractors and additional hazard responders from IBEW Local 102.   

Restoration to all customers from Sunday’s storm is expected to be completed by midnight. 

JCP&L has also instituted its water and ice program for customers remaining out of service.  Water and ice are available at more than 60 stores across JCP&L’s service area.  The full list of water and ice locations is available at

Customers who remain without power on Monday evening are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or click the “Report Outage” link on 

JCP&L continues to restore the remaining 3,388 customers affected by the severe wind storms that hit the region late Saturday evening into Sunday.  Restoration to the remaining customers is expected to be completed by midnight Monday.  While the restoration continues, water and ice are being distributed free of charge.  Customers in the affected areas may pick up $5 worth of water & ice by presenting identification at the customer service desk at the following stores:

Kings in Bedminster 
Kings in Berkeley Heights 
Kings in Boonton
Kings in Chatham
Kings in Florham Park 
Kings in Morristown 
Kings in Whitehouse Station 
Saker Shop Rite. in Branchburg
Saker Shop Rite. in Somerville
Shop Rite in Stirling 
Shop Rite in Wharton 
Shop Rite of Bernardsville in Bernardsville 
Shop Rite of Chatham  
Shop Rite of Chester  
Shop Rite of Hunterdon in Clinton 
Shop Rite of Hunterdon in Flemington 
Shop Rite of Hunterdon in Phillipsburg (Greenwich Store) 
Shop Rite of Millburn  
Shop Rite of Morris 
Shop Rite of Rockaway 
Shop Rite of Springfield
Shop Rite of Washington 
Weiss Market in Newton 

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. 


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