FLEMINGTON, NJ – If you’re planning a graduation or other party tonight and live in southern Hunterdon, you might want to stock up on candles or make sure that you have gas for your generator.

That’s because Jersey Central Power & Light is planning to cut power to about 2,000 of its customers in East Amwell, West Amwell, Delaware and Hopewell townships, according to JCP&L spokesperson Cliff Cole.

Cole said that the outage is necessary for the company to perform “emergency repairs.” He wouldn’t say whether that involved the JCP&L substation in Ringoes, or whether it's to work on other parts of its system, such as poles or lines.

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“This is the extent of what we’ll be able to provide at this point,” Cole said.

Cole said customers effected by the outage were notified by phone on Wednesday. Some customers have reported that they received no such notification. News of the outage has been posted to the county’s website.

The outage is expected to last from “approximately” 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

“If this outage goes on for an extended period, I’m sure we’ll be talking more,” Cole said.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the time of the planned outage.