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Please see the message below provided by JCP&L on July 26, 2016 – 2 p.m. to Hopewell Township Police Department:

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) utility crews, assisted by personnel from other FirstEnergy utilities and contractors, continue working to restore service to about 3,400 customers who remain without power after strong thunderstorms and lightning activity moved through its New Jersey service areas last night.

Approximately 49,000 JCP&L customers were originally affected by the storm. Damage in the hardest hit counties included multiple broken poles and downed spans of wire as a result of falling trees. JCP&L currently anticipates that the majority of the remaining customers without power will be restored by 4 p.m. tomorrow.

The hardest hit counties include:

• Hunterdon – 280 customers
• Middlesex – 600 customers
• Mercer – 650 customers
• Somerset – 900 customers

Beginning at noon today, JCP&L customers who remain without power can pick up water and ice free of charge at the following locations:

ShopRite
2555 Pennington Rd
Pennington

ShopRite-Branchburg
3166 Rt 22, Branchburg

ShopRite of Hunterdon
Walmart Shopping Plaza
50 Rt 513, Clinton

ShopRite of Hunterdon
276 Rt 31, Flemington

ShopRite of Hunterdon
120 Rt 22, Phillipsburg

ShopRite of Washington
384 Rt 57 W, Washington

Village Supermarkets Wakefern
Rt 31 North, Washington

ShopRite of Washington
2 Clubhouse Drive, Washington

ShopRite
2909 Washington Rd., Parlin

ShopRite-Morganville
280 Rt 9 N, Marlboro

ShopRite
3585 Rt 9, Freehold

ShopRite
319 Rt 130 N, Hightstown

Acme
3241 Route 9, Freehold

Acme
3505 Route 9, Old Bridge

To report an outage, customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Customers also should immediately report downed wires to their electric company or local police or fire department. Always assume downed wires are carrying electricity, and keep children and pets away from downed wires.

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