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JCP&L to Trim Trees in Atlantic Highlands & Highlands

Removing trees and brush around power lines should prevent downed lines and power outages during storms.

Removing trees and brush around power lines should prevent downed lines and power outages during storms.
Removing trees and brush around power lines should prevent downed lines and power outages during storms.
Story by Kaitlyn Anness, kaitlyn.anness@patch.com

Jersey Central Power & Light is continuing its vegetation management program in Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, as well as 43 other towns in New Jersey.

"Proper vegetation management is as essential component of the work we do to help protect our infrastructure,” said Anthony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. “Our certified tree experts work year-round to help prevent tree-related interruptions of service."

Work is conducted by forestry contractors, according to the First Energy website. Removing trees and brush around power lines should prevent downed lines and power outages during storms.

In August, JCP&L vegetation management work is taking place in the following counties and municipalities:

  • Essex County – Livingston Township and Millburn Township
  • Hunterdon County – Clinton Township, Flemington and Union Township
  • Middlesex County– East Brunswick Township and Old Bridge Township
  • Monmouth County – Aberdeen Township, Atlantic Highlands, Englishtown, Highlands, Manalapan Township, Marlboro Township and Matawan
  • Morris County – Chatham, Chester Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Hanover Township, Jefferson Township, Long Hill Township, Parsippany and Rockaway Township
  • Ocean County – Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Island Heights, Jackson Township, Lakewood Township, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Point Pleasant and Toms River
  • Passaic County – West Milford
  • Somerset County – Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Far Hills, and Peapack-Gladstone
  • Sussex County – Franklin, Hamburg and Hardyston Township
  • Union County – Springfield and Summit
  • Warren County – Franklin Township

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