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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
Snow and Winds Forecast Across Service Territory
AKRON, Ohio, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With severe winter weather predicted for states served by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities, customers are encouraged to prepare for power outages that could result from high winds and heavy snow.
Beginning Wednesday, the storm is expected to produce a wintry mix of snow and high winds in western Maryland, higher elevations of West Virginia, central and northern New Jersey and parts of northern and eastern Pennsylvania.
Customers can take these following steps to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms:
FirstEnergy customer call centers will be fully staffed. Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com via smartphone.
FirstEnergy customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts. The app is available for Apple® iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. Customers can use the keyword "FirstEnergy" to locate the apps in the online store. A new mobile website is also available to customers who use a smartphone to visit www.firstenergycorp.com.
For updated information on the company's storm preparation efforts, current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. The operating companies also will provide updates via Twitter:
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
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