While the majority of Freehold is still without power, progress has been made and can be seen on the JCP&L outage map.
The overall number of outages varied throughout Friday, but as of 4 p.m. 1,000 more people in Freehold had power on Friday than they did on Thursday. At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Freehold Township had 10,993 outages, at 4 p.m. on Friday outage numbers dropped to 9,900. Areas of Freehold Borough also saw power on Friday as numbers went from 3,935 on Thursday to 3,638 on Friday.
The JCP&L outage map did not specify which areas regained power, however areas of Rt. 9 and Jackson Mills Road were identified by Freehold Township Police as areas where power was being restored.
In an update from the Freehold Township Committee, JCP&L is currently working on two electrical substations; the Freehold and Jerseyville substations. According to the update, these two stations will have a major impact on turning a number of customers back on-line. Freehold customers on the Colts Neck substation, in the north east part of the Township may not have service until Sunday or later.