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Keep emergency information handy

Published February 04. 2014 05:00PM

With the threat of power outages and other snow-related problems, here's what you need to know.

County alerts

Sign up for free to receive texts and emails about weather emergencies, road closures and power outages around your county.

carbon.alertpa.org

monroe.alertpa.org

lehigh.alertpa.org

www.notifync.org

Power outages

• 610-377-4005 for Lehighton residents wishing to report an outage in the borough.

www.pplelectric.com or 1-800-342-5775 for PPL Electric customers. Press 1 for electrical emergency.

Non-emergency numbers

• Carbon County Communications Center: 570-325-9111

• Monroe County Control Center: 570-992-9911

Road conditions

•511PA.com or 5-1-1 on your telephone: A free service from PennDOT that provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on interstates and winter road conditions.

www.dot.state.pa.us/winter: Driving tips.

Be prepared

• ReadyPA.org or 1-888-9-READYPA: Provides a checklist on creating an emergency kit for your family, pet and car.

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