MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who remain without power from the damaging snowstorm that hit the East Coast can pick up water and ice free of charge at multiple locations throughout northern New Jersey as storm-restoration efforts continue.
More than 356,000 JCP&L customers were affected by the severe weather and restoration efforts are continuing. The affected counties include Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
To pick up the water and ice 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:
Morristown - Kings, 191 South Street
Bernardsville - Kings, 100 Morristown Road
Florham Park - Kings, 184 Columbia Turnpike
Clinton - ShopRite, 50 Wal-Mart Plaza
Stanhope - ShopRite of Byram, 90 Route 206, Suite 80
Franklin - ShopRite of Franklin, 270-F State Route 23
Lincoln Park - ShopRite of Lincoln Park, 60 Beaverbrook Road #1
Newton - ShopRite of Newton, 125 Water Street
Phillipsburg - ShopRite of Greenwich, 1207 U.S. Highway 22
Dover - ShopRite of Rockaway, 437 Route 46
Wharton - ShopRite, 314 Route 15
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.
For updated information on the company's restoration efforts, current outages, FirstEnergy's (NYSE: FE) storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, go to www.firstenergycorp.com. JCP&L will also provide updates via Twitter – follow us @JCP_L.
FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed. To report an outage, JCP&L customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), or 1-800-545-7738.
JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in 13 New Jersey counties.
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 nearly 23,000 megawatts.