Coast expected to get 12+ inches; Northern NJ expected to get between 8-12 inches but may be more

Nor'easter Snow Storm on Way to East Coast

PSEG shares connection options in case of loss of power - below

Get ready to shovel - but do it safely! Bend knees so you don't hurt your back and NEVER overdo lifting heavy snow!
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PSE&G is prepared for the strong winds and heavy snow that may hit the service area Friday night through Saturday and possibly cause severe damage.

Depending on how the storm tracks, forecasts call for 4 to 8 inches and snow accumulations could reach 10 inches in parts of New Jersey. The forecast also predicts prolonged, strong winds with the possibility of peak gusts of up to 45 mph – conditions that could break tree limbs, pull-down wires and cause outages.

“We continue to monitor the weather, our employees are performing system checks and we have personnel on hand prepping for potential outages,” said Jack Bridges, vice president, Electric Operations for PSE&G. “While forecasts vary, some models predict severe damage and we encourage customers to stay informed and be prepared.”

PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers.

COVID-19-related storm processes have been adjusted to continue to keep the health and safety of employees and customers at the forefront, even during these unusual times.

The safety of PSE&G’s customers and employees is the company’s top priority. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible physical distancing, and remain at least 6 feet away to help ensure the health of everyone involved. For more information about how PSE&G continues to live up to its commitments during the pandemic, please visit pseg.com/COVID19. PSE&G thanks our customers for their patience as we operate under these unusual circumstances to safely restore power as quickly as possible.

Customers should prepare, be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms. Review storm preparation tips at https://nj.pseg.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety.

Customer safety:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed wires, and don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line. Immediately contact PSE&G, at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) via mobile app or our website, to report downed wires and dial 911 if an immediate hazard exists.
  • Electric current passes easily through water and wet snow/slush, so stay away from downed electrical wires. Don't drive over – and don't stand near – downed wires.
  • Downed wires can potentially be hidden in standing water and snow. If you encounter large pools of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.
  • If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you alert PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments. For more information, visit www.pseg.com/life.

Stay connected:

  • Download the PSE&G mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • Register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications at pseg.com/outagecenter.
  • Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734). You can also report your outage through our app, website at pseg.com/myaccount or with your voice using the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant[i] app on your smartphone. 

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