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Why JCPL has fewer outages, faster fixes

James Fakult, above, president, Jersey Central Power & Light. An image of a sailboat tangled in power lines, above left, was tweeted to customers to notify them about a power outage.

During the recent snowstorm known as Jonas, a docked sailboat in the Belmar area was pulled loose from its mooring in the high winds. Its mast became tangled in electrical wires and interrupted service for 900 utility customers in the area.
Jersey Central Power & Light quickly sent out a crew to repair the damage.
But that's not all it did.

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