Customers should immediately report any downed wires to Jersey Central Power and Light (JCPL) or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line. Customers are also reminded to never attempt to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines.
In Case of a Power Outage
Unplug or turn off all lights and appliances, to prevent a circuit overload when the power comes back. Leave one light on and plugged in, in order to tell when the power is back.
Do not use candles as a light source. Make sure that you have enough spare batteries for flashlights, lanterns, etc.
If you have a generator, do not have it running from inside your house.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible, to keep food from spoiling for as long as possible.
Do not use your gas oven to warm your house.
Turn on faucets to keep your pipes from freezing.
To report power outages call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or visit the Jersey Central Power and Light website. Customers can also obtain a summary of any current outages affecting their town by visiting My Town.