Public Notices & Public Service Announcements

Storm Notices from Electric Companies

Heavy snow can snap tree limbs—damaging power lines and causing outages. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.

Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative Customers:
If you need to report an outage to SREC, please contact 1(877) 504-6463. You can also text an outage. To do so, you first need to have your cell phone number in the SREC database. Go to The instructions will give you all the details.

JCP&L Customers:
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who are without power can call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on A free smartphone app to report outages and access information and services related to their electric accounts is availabe for iPhones and Android smartphones (keyword "FirstEnergy"). Customers can use FirstEnergy’s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages. Text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to get started. For updated information on the company’s current outages and storm restoration process go to