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Snow sits atop power lines following a recent winter storm.
(Credit: Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ) Snow sits atop power lines following a recent winter storm.
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Power Companies Battle a Challenging Winter [AUDIO]

With each approaching storm, the state's utility companies take steps to make sure they're prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

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JCP&L truck
JCP&L truck (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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JCP&L to Spend $251M on Infrastructure

Jersey Central Power & Light says it will spend $251 million this year to further expand and strengthen its infrastructure.

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Power Lines Downed By Trees
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Lawmaker Blasts BPU for Utility Holdup [AUDIO]

It's becoming a regular routine in New Jersey. Whether in summer or winter, whenever there's severe weather, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and sometimes even millions of people lose power in their homes and businesses - sometimes for several days or even weeks.

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utility trucks in Jackson
Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ
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NJ Utilities Prep for Winter Storm [AUDIO]

The state's major electric utilities have each indicated they are ready to take on a heavy workload, should the Thursday-to-Friday snowstorm result in widespread power outages.

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Power Restored to Most North NJ PSE&G Customers

Power has been restored to the majority of about 24,000 PSE&G customers who were briefly in the dark Thursday evening after a power failure at a switching station.

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JCP&L expands its Emergency Response Team in Monmouth and Ocean counties
JCP&L expands its Emergency Response Team in Monmouth and Ocean counties (Townsquare Media)
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JCP&L Expands Monmouth/Ocean Emergency Response [AUDIO]

Residents and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties may be able to expect better service and quicker restoration times during major power outage events, thanks to a brand new partnership.

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Downed Power Lines
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Electric Delivery System Lessons Learned After Sandy [AUDIO]

Officials from New Jersey utilities joined federal officials on Tuesday to highlight the need to strengthen power deliver systems in the state as the one year anniversary of Sandy approaches.

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Power Outages – Tips to Stay Prepared

Power outages can occur at any time. In some cases, we are able to know if a power outage could strike, but most times we are unaware of when we will lose electricity. In cases like these, it’s important to be prepared for an outage, so that your chances of staying safe are increased. Here are some tips of how to prepare for an unexpected power loss.

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Flickr User Mr T in DC
Flickr User Mr T in DC
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Cable TV Customers Could Get Blackout Reimbursement Options

The Garden State is no stranger to strong storms that knock out power, and even if the lights do stay on the cable often goes out. A bill sponsored by State Sen. Linda Greenstein to give consumers greater choice when asking their cable television provider to reimburse them after a lengthy service outage has been approved today by a Senate committee.

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Downed Power Lines
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Power Companies to Improve Communication [AUDIO]

By summer, the state's utility companies will be required to increase interaction with their customers before and after major weather events, as well as during widespread power outages.

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