The forecast is calling for freezing rain and sleet, which will add to the snow that’s already accumulated. That could bring down tree limbs or power lines.
The polar vortex is behind the jump in costs. The frigid temperatures have pumped up the price of natural gas that’s used to fuel power plants on Long Island, so those costs are being passed along to PSEG electric customers.
Some consumers have noticed that the electric company that serves Long Island and the one that serves most of New Jersey have two different names, even though they are part of the same company.