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.