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PSE&G Prepares For Storm

PSE&G is offering tips for Ridgewood residents in advance of the storm.
PSE&G is offering tips for Ridgewood residents in advance of the storm. Photo Credit: Consumer Report

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring snow, freezing rain and high winds to the service area. 

Additional personnel will be in the field in the field with spare poles and other equipment available. 

While snow and wind normally don’t pose a serious problem, icing on lines and trees can increase the possibility of downed wires and power outages. These types of conditions also make it difficult for crews to get around. 

Outages and no-heat calls will have around the clock response times - as quickly and safely as possible. 

In advance of the storm, PSE&G advises customers to prepare an emergency kit that includes: 

  • Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • First aid kit 
  • Manual can opener for food 
  • Cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices that have been charged 
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space. 
  • 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 report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. 

To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts. 

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