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UPDATE: Freehold Township Needs Residents Help to get Power Restored

Originally residents were asked to report outages to the Freehold Township Municipal Building, now residents should call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

This story was updated at 1:20 p.m. with information from the Township Administrator.

Mayor Anthony Ammiano is asking Freehold residents for their help to get power restored in Freehold.

After speaking with a JCP&L representative, Ammiano explained that in order for the power to be restored, residents need to report where they are seeing downed trees and wires.

“The Township Police Department and Public Works Department have been doing a fabulous job and have been out all morning doing assessments but it is possible they may have missed something,” said Ammiano.

Originally residents were asked to call the Township Municipal Building at 732-294-2000 and to be as specific as possible when reporting what is down. Pete Valesi, Freehold Township Administrator is now asking residents to call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report an outage.

According to Ammiano, JCP&L said it is possible for the majority of the Township to have their power back by this evening if all residents cooperate and help report down trees and wires.

“Our JCP&L representative said that there is a bright side to this storm,” said Ammiano. “If this storm happened in the middle of November power could be out for days, but because we have all of these extra crews helping out from Hurricane Sandy our power will be restored more quickly than if they were not here.”

Freehold received the most snowfall in Western Monmouth County with a total of 13 inches of snow. Jackson received the second most followed by Manalapan and Marlboro.

George Tempel November 09, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Still no power on Hampton Drive near Laura Donovan School.
Colleen November 09, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Still no power on Brandon Blvd. (off Georgia Rd./Jackson Mills Rd.). NEVER see a JCP&L truck, where are they?
Lisa November 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM
No power on Jackson Mills Rd and Georgia Rd., the other half has it heading to Route 9. Yet we had more damage when Sandy hit and we had power in 3 1/2 days. JCP&L needs to send someone to our side of Jackson Mills Rd TODAY PLEASE. We have well water, so no power, no water.
Life in Freehold November 09, 2012 at 08:59 PM
We had no power on Buckingham way for 6 days after Sandy and it's now going on 2 days since the snow storm. JCP&L is terrible. Have been having outages for minor storms for the last couple of years.
mike pappas November 12, 2012 at 01:19 PM
It is a fact we have lost power many more times than other regions in the last few years. The area has more than doubled in popuation; Maybe JCPL should up date some of their power lines!

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