UPDATE: Outages Reach 4,000 as Snow Falls in Freehold
Number of residents without power rise as Nor’Easter hits Monmouth County.
This story was updated at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with updated numbers from the outage map.
Before power was fully restored, Wednesday’s Nor’Easter caused power outages to rise in Freehold.
According to JCP&L’s outage map, on Thursday morning over 4,000 Freehold reisdents are without power. At 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, over 3,000. Currently, the map shows 3,871 outages in Freehold Township and 303 outages in Freehold Borough. Before the Nor’Easter hit, some Freehold residents were still without power nine days after Hurricane Sandy hit Monmouth County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) states that a mix of snow and rain will continue to come down throughout tonight and early morning hours with a possibility of two to four inches of accumulation. On Thursday, a rain and snow mixture is believed to continue throughout the morning, bringing an additional half-inch of snow.