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.