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JCP&L: Power to Be Restored to Most by Midnight

Customers still in the dark are eligible for free water and ice.

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) expects to restore power to the majority of its 4,000 New Jersey customers without power by midnight, according to a press release issued by company spokesperson Ron Morano. Isolated, individual outages may last until Monday.

A severe thunderstorm Saturday night knocked out power to 85,000 customers, including over 40,000 in Monmouth County. Freehold Township residents were hit hardest, with nearly 10,000 residents left in the dark.

“JCP&L crews worked through the night and will continue their efforts until all power is restored,” the JCP&L release stated.

By 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, power had been restored to all but 2,846 residents in Monmouth County. Freehold Township and Freehold Borough account for over 2,200 of those currently without service.

JCP&L customers without power in Monmouth County can receive one bag of ice and two gallons of water for free at the following grocery stores:

  • Acme, 3241 Route 9, Freehold
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 9 Rt. 36, Bayshore Plaza, Atlantic Highlands
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 3120 Rt. 35 & Hazlet Ave., Hazlet
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 1560 Rt. 35, Oakhurst
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 426 Rt. 36 & Wilson Ave., Port Monmouth
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 362 Broad St., Store 267, Red Bank
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 2204 Rt. 35 & Sea Girt Ave., Sea Girt
  • Food Circus (Foodtown), 1732 Rt. 35 & 18th Ave., Wall
  • ShopRite, Lloyd Rd. & Rt. 34, Aberdeen
  • , South St. & Rt. 9, Freehold
  • ShopRite, Rt. 36, Hazlet
  • ShopRite, 2445 Hwy. 34, Manasquan
  • ShopRite, 1361 Rt. 35, Middletown
  • , 280 Hwy. 9, Morganville
  • ShopRite, 2200 Hwy. 66, Neptune
  • ShopRite, Rt. 35, Wall
  • ShopRite, Rts. 36 & 71, West Long Branch
  • , 597 Park Ave., Freehold

JCP&L makes information on outages available on its Web site.

Jwood July 09, 2012 at 02:27 AM
We were the last during Irene, and I'm hopeful we're not the last this time around! Alexander avenue residents!!!
Patti Allen July 09, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Still no power in Freehold Twp and it's 7am guess the midnight deadline was somehow missed. Any updates on when??
Marc LeVine July 09, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Barkalow Ave in the Boro is still out at 9:15 am Monday morning. We were forced to stay at the Raddison last night and all of our refrigerated food has been tossed. What an ordeal.
B July 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM
JCP&L are down right redic!
david giffler July 09, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Broadway got power back around 11:30 on Saturday evening. Sorry about those around Barkalow who seem to have been in the main path of the storm
Leslie July 09, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Time to buy a generator. Usually pays for itself during the first event.
Leslie July 09, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Just got power back on Pittenger about 5 minutes ago. Generator saved the food, and thank goodness, no flooding in the basement.
chris July 09, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Burry the lines yes it will cost money but look at the maintence-cutting branches people drunk driving hitting poles the math does not add up
Michele October 31, 2012 at 03:35 PM
We still don't have power in Hazlet township

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