PSEG Long Island is closely monitoring the impending winter storm, forecasted to bring heavy snow and high winds across the entire service territory Saturday morning into Sunday.
In preparation for the approaching storm system, PSEG Long Island is performing system checks on critical transmission and distribution equipment and performing logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies.
“We are monitoring the forecast closely and our emergency preparedness plans are activated,” said John O’Connell, vice president of transmission and distribution at PSEG Long Island. “While snow and wind normally don’t pose a serious problem to the electric system, icing on lines and trees can increase the possibility of downed wires and power outages. While the forecasted conditions may make it difficult for our crews to get around, our customers should be comforted knowing our crews stand at the ready to begin restoring service, in the event of any outages, as safely and quickly as conditions allow.”
PSEG Long Island will have additional personnel on hand to deal with any weather-related outages. Contractors, including tree crews, will be available to assist the utility’s own skilled workforce if necessary.