- PSE&G has restored power to all customers impacted by the March 7 nor’easter. (Please note that the outage map, updated every 15 minutes, includes outages that are not as a result of the March 7 storm.)
- “We want to thank our customers and municipal officials for their patience as we responded to these back-to-back storms,” said John Latka, PSE&G senior vice president of electric and gas operations. “We also appreciate the more than 600 out-of-state line workers and 680 tree trimmers who have been working tirelessly -- along with our own employees and contractors -- to safely repair the extensive damage from all the downed trees.”
- The utility had restored 99.9 percent of the more than 320,000 customers impacted by this most recent storm by Monday morning.
- Electric crews from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania remain in New Jersey assisting PSE&G’s workforce and contractors to respond to additional outages that may result from a third nor’easter marching up the coast tonight into tomorrow. Although accumulations are expected to be light, the heavy, wet snow and gusty winds could bring down already weakened tree limbs and cause additional outages. The utility will have personnel working throughout the night to respond.
Important note: PSE&G had restored all customers affected by the March 2 nor’easter before the storm on March 7 caused widespread tree and line damage. In fact, more than 99 percent of customers affected by the first storm were restored by Sunday, March 4.
For safety’s sake
- Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
- To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snow blowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space. Clear snow from dryer and hot water heater vents.
- PSE&G encourages customers to report downed wires and power outages by logging in to My Account on www.pseg.com, texting the word “OUT” to 4PSEG, or calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.
- The utility offers customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at PSE&G’s mobile-friendly website www.pseg.com in the “Storm Center.” Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s mobile-friendly “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages.