UPDATE: Heavy Snow Avoided - Major Shift in Forecast

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Updated 01/20/2019: Overnight, the storm that could have brought 5 - 8 " of snow has changed to an all rain event.

We are currently monitoring two weather systems that will impact our area. The first system will impact us tonight. Light snow, mainly along and outside the I-95 corridor, could make for slippery travel during the Friday morning commute. Accumulations will range from a coating to an inch across most of the state to 1-2 inches in the northwest part of the state.

A more significant storm will impact us this weekend. For Saturday and Sunday, a significant winter storm moves across our region, however the details including precipitation types and impacts are still uncertain. We will bring you the most updated information as it becomes available.

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) meteorologists are closely monitoring the developing weather conditions. JCP&L is prepared to activate its storm response and Incident Command System plans.  Morris Weather Alert: JCP&L MessageIn the event outages occur due to severe weather, customers without power are encouraged to report their outage by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com, or by texting out to 544487.

Customers should immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call their local police department.  JCP&L reminds customers to stay away from downed wires, even if they believe they are no longer carrying electricity.

Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled with trees or other debris.  Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.

JCP&L customers can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive weather updates in advance of major storms and updates on scheduled or extended power outages.  Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/connect to enroll.

Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com

✅Don’t be caught off guard by winter weather! Learn how to prepare your family for winter emergencies by visiting http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/winter.shtml today!

?Stay tuned to your local weather, especially if you are making weekend travel plans. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY http://www.weather.gov/okx/.

Safety Tips?

⚠️Snow may cause slippery conditions on roads, sidewalks, bridges, ramps, and untreated surfaces. Use caution on the roads! Slow down and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Leave extra time to reach your destination.

?Check 511nj.org for traffic updates!

☎️Stay warm! Be a good neighbor! Check on those vulnerable to the cold weather. Visit https://www.nj211.org/index.php/nj-warming-centers or call NJ 2-1-1 for assistance finding a warming center near you.

?Pets are family too! If you’re cold, they’re cold! Bring them inside! For more info visit animalemergency.nj.gov.


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