PSE&G is prepared for the high winds, severe thunderstorms and hail and tornado threats forecast for this afternoon into evening. Winds of up to 65 mph are expected. These conditions may cause tree limbs to break and pull down wires, causing outages.
“With a cold front meeting hot, sticky air, we’re expecting a mixed bag across New Jersey and we have personnel on hand to respond as safety and quickly as possible,” said Jack Bridges, vice president, Electric Operations for PSE&G. “We encourage our customers to prepare, stay indoors if possible and report their outages to us.”
PSE&G has additional personnel ready to respond, and is performing system and logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies. 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.
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 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.