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Met-Ed Power Says It’s Nor’Easter-Ready

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Repair crews employed by Metropolitan Edison, an electric utility division of FirstEnergy Corp. that serves residents in the northeast portion of Lower Pottsgrove, “are prepared to respond (to) heavy snow and potentially high winds” expected to accompany a large winter storm that is forecast to begin Monday night (March 13) and continue through Wednesday (March 15), the company said.

Met-Ed, as it’s sometimes called, also serves Fegleysville, Layfield, Gilbertsville, New Berlinville, Bechtelsville, Barto, and Bally.

Company meteorologists are tracking the storm system, with initial estimates of up to two feet of snow in some higher elevations and winds gusting in the 40-55 miles-per-hour range, it said. Rain could mix with snow in some areas, causing wet, heavy snow to weigh down trees and power lines. Those conditions could result in service interruptions, it added.

FirstEnergy reported it is “making arrangements to bring in additional line, substation and forestry personnel, as needed, based on the severity of the weather.” It also has contacted contractors and electric industry mutual assistance organizations about the possibility of assisting with storm restoration efforts.

During severe weather, its customers who are without power should call 1-888-544-4877 to report outages, or click the “Report Outage” link at the company’s website, here, it said. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department.

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