Water and Ice Available to Those Without Power in Jersey Central Power & Light Service Area
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 29, 2011
Customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, who remain without power from Hurricane Irene can pick up water and ice free of charge at a number of locations as storm-restoration efforts continue. Customers should go to the courtesy desk at individual stores and report that they are a JCP&L customer out of power.
Participating stores in northern New Jersey include:
Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown
Kings, 184 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park
ShopRite, 50 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton
ShopRite of Greenwich, 1207 U.S. Highway 22, Phillipsburg
ShopRite of Rockaway, 437 Route 46, Dover
ShopRite, 314 Route 15, Wharton
Participating stores in central New Jersey include:
Acme Supermarket, 576 River Road, Fair Haven
Acme Supermarket, 3241 Route 9, Freehold
Acme Supermarket, 616 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Acme Supermarket, Main Street & Route 71, Manasquan
Acme Supermarket, 180 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury
Food Circus, 1560 Route 35, Oakhurst
Food Circus, 426 Route 36 and Wilson Avenue, Port Monmouth
Food Circus, 362 Broad St., Red Bank
Food Circus, 1732 Route 35 and 18th Avenue, Wall Township
Food Circus, 1 Route 37, West, Toms River
Norkus Foodtown, 597 Park Avenue, Freehold
ShopRite, 427-429 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville
ShopRite, 260 County Line Road, Jackson
ShopRite, Route 70, Lakehurst
ShopRite, 328 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor
ShopRite, 860 Fischer Blvd., Toms River
ShopRite, 100 Town Center, Waretown
To ensure safety, customers should contact their electric company or their local police or fire department to report any downed power lines, and are cautioned to never touch downed lines, because they may still be carrying electricity. Customers should never try to remove trees or limbs from power lines.
Other tips for customers without power:
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report your outage - it's the fastest way to begin the restoration process.
Avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer. A full freezer can keep food frozen for up to three days if it's kept closed.
Unplug major appliances until after the power has been restored. Keep one light connected so you will know when the power is back on.
Burning candles should never be left unattended.
Gasoline-powered generators should never be run inside a home or attached garage.
JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in 13 New Jersey counties.
For updated information on hurricane restoration news, current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe after a storm, go to www.firstenergycorp.com.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies comprise the nation's largest investor-owned electric system. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and has a total generating capacity of approximately 23,000 megawatts