Free Water and Ice Available at Local Supermarkets

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Jersey Central Power & Light is now estimating power will be restored to most customers by 11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

On its Facebook page in a post made at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, August 5, the company said an additional 1,300 workers will be arriving today from out of state, joining nearly 4,000 workers already engaged in the restoration effort. These workers will be based out of one of five staging sites located near the hardest hit areas, it continued, although those locations were not identified.

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“When line crews are assigned each outage order, the restoration time will be updated to reflect when repairs at that location will be completed,” the post continued. “We understand this is an incredibly difficult time. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding and support for our crews.”

Click here to find out how JCP&L prioritizes restoration work.

Tropical Storm Isaias careened across New Jersey on August 4 with soaking rains and wind gusts nearing 75 mph. It toppled trees, knocked down poles, snapped lines and affected about 1.4 million residents — just a shade below the 1.7 million that were left without power when Sandy hit the Garden State in 2012.

Click here to access JCP&L's website for outage information. For an update for a specific outage, text STAT to 544487 or call 888-544-4877. This personalized information is also available in customers’ online accounts.

Free Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers
Free water and ice is available to JCP&L customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations in Morrismorr County (local stores in bold):

  • ACME, 550 Myrtle Ave., Boonton
  • ACME, 329 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains
  • ACME Oak Ridge, 5774 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge
  • ACME, 690 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • ACME, 123 E Main St Suite 1, Denville
  • Kings, 115 Hawkins Place, Boonton
  • Kings, 88 East Main St, Mendham
  • Kings, 393 Main Street, Chatham 
  • Kings, 977 Valley Rd, Gillette 
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown 
  • Kings, 184 Columbia Tpk., Florham Park
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown 
  • Shop Rite of Morris, 1711 Routes 10 (& 202), Morris Plains
  • Shop Rite of Chatham, 641 Shunpike Rd / Southern Blvd, Chatham
  • Shop Rite of Chester, 195 Route 206 South, Chester
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 90 Bartley Rd Flanders, Flanders
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 75 US 46 Netcong
  • Shop Rite , 437 Rt 46, Rockaway
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 281-021 Rt 10, Succasunna
  • Shop Rite, 1153 Valley Road, Stirling
  • Shop Rite, 314 Rt 15, Wharton

Shoppers are encouraged to call the store first to ensure adequate supplies are available.

Click here for a complete list for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


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