Updated 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23
PSE&G has provided the following update for residents affected by Tuesday night's storms and resulting power outages. Please note that the Township cannot report power outages and does not have real-time outage or restoration information. To report a power outage, contact PSE&G directly at (800) 436-7734.
-- At this time, PSE&G is reporting about 85,865 customers without power due to this evening’s severe thunderstorm. The strong wind gusts brought down numerous trees and power lines, primarily in the utility’s southern counties of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester.
-- Lines feeding substations in Maple Shade, Southampton, Medford and Collingswood were damaged, causing those stations to be out of service and accounting for about 35,000 of the total outages. -- PSE&G crews are assessing the damage and will be working throughout the night to make repairs. Crews from the utility’s northern and central divisions are being deployed to South Jersey to assist with service restoration. At this time, total restoration for these customers is estimated to be on Thursday.
-- To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account on www.pseg.com. Stay in touch and keep informed:
PSE&G offers its customers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at PSE&G’s mobile-friendly website www.pseg.com in the “Storm Center.”
• Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G’s online “Outage Map” displays the location and status of power outages.• Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone to report outages and check restoration progress.
• To report power outages via text, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.• Follow PSEG on Twitter and Facebook for tips and information about restoration progress.
• Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go to www.pseg.com/sesamestreet to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young children.