Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is preparing for an approaching storm system that is predicted to bring accumulating snow, gusty winds, and record cold temperatures to the region beginning early Thursday morning.
Customers are urged to be cautious during and after the storm:
- 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 snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.
Customers should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s customer service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also report outages at www.pseg.com or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The website includes an “outage map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.
PSE&G has extra personnel on hand to respond as quickly as possible and handle emergency requests. Both PSE&G’s appliance service business and call centers are prepared to respond to additional customer “no heat” calls as temperatures remain low during the next several days.