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September 2, 2011
PSE&G Hurricane Irene Update: Sep. 2, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.
Outage update -
-- PSE&G is working to restore the remaining 300 customers who are without power as a result of Hurricane Irene. Work will continue tonight through tomorrow to restore all remaining customers in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. The utility is now completing isolated complex problems.
-- PSE&G estimates that more than 800,000 electric customers were impacted by the hurricane, with virtually all restored within five days. There will be scattered customers in flood areas whose restoration will be later, pending the recession of flood waters and safety inspections by municipal officials.
-- About 28,700 gas customers are affected by severe flooding. The utility will be working to restore gas service once flood waters recede and it is safe to do so.
**No additional email updates are planned at this time.
PSEG online information
Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can view the status of their outage by logging on to My Account at www.pseg.com. Customers may click onto the Hurricane Information icon on the Web site for tips on outage safety, flooding and other storm related information. Information is also available on the company’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/psegoutageinfo.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne National Achievement Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).