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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By 1:30 p.m. most power has been restored to the area. One person was transported to CentraState Medical Center due to injuries sustained from accident.
A car accident involving a pole sent one person to the hospital and caused over 2,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers in Freehold and Howell Township to lose power. A Freehold Township Police dispatcher said a car hit a pole in the area of Halls Mill Road and Elton-Adelphia Road earlier this afternoon. At 1 p.m. the JCP&L outage map showed that 1,510 Freehold residents and 1,150 Howell residents were without power. By 1:30 p.m. only 17 outages were reported in Freehold and less than five were reported in Howell. According to Freehold Township Police, the pole hit was a Verizon service pole, but JCP&L was at the scene of the crash working to restore power. The injured person has been transported to CentraState Medical Center.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Freehold Regional announces 90-minute delayed opening for Freehold High School.
Correction: Only Freehold High School has a delayed opening. An evening of heavy winds and rain left over 11,000 without power come Thursday morning. The Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) outage map showed power loss across Monmouth County but particularly in Western Monmouth as of 6:27 a.m. Freehold Township was hit hardest, with 3,182 residents left in the dark. In Middletown, 1,775 households lost power. Some 1,239 in Marlboro lost electric, as did 1,021 in Millstone, 979 in Howell, 575 in Aberdeen and 410 in Manalapan, according to the outage map. The Freehold Regional High School announced a 90-minute delayed opening for Freehold High School because of the outages. Freehold will begin class at 9 a.m.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Over 5,000 Monmouth County residents were without power Thursday morning.
Heavy winds and rain battered Monmouth County Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving thousands without power. The Jersey Central Power & Light outage map showed 5,268 residents without power as of 8:50 a.m. on Thursday. Aberdeen and Freehold Township each had over 500 households in the dark. In Red Bank and Sea Bright, over 400 lost electric, while Belmar had 396 without power. JCP&L reported over 200 customers in Eatontown, Middletown and West Long Branch lost electrical service. JCP&L advises residents to stay away from any downed power lines and to report outages by calling 888-544-4877.
Friday, December 21, 2012
More than 10,000 without power in Monmouth County.
More than 10,000 were without power as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday morning. As of 8:36 a.m., some 2,000 households were without power in Howell, according to the JCP&L power outage. In Freehold Township, 1,729 lost electricity, as did 441 in Freehold Borough. Middletown had some 1,466 without power and over 500 customers in Marlboro and 436 in Colts Neck were in the dark.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
JCP&L outage map shows over 1,000 Freehold Township residents and almost 3,000 Howell residents are currently without power.
This story was updated at 2:36 p.m. with information from the scene of the accident. Close to 4,000 residents are without power Tuesday afternoon after a dump truck knocked out power. According to JCP&L representative Jerry Ricciardi, the outage was believed to have come from a car hitting a pole at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Casino Road. After arriving at the scene, a dump truck looks to be the reason behind 4,000 outages in Freehold and Howell. The JCP&L outage map currently shows that out of the residents affected 1,049 are Freehold residents and 2,845 are Howell residents. JCP&L crews are already at the scene of the crash and working to restore power to those affected.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Everyone is searching, tell us where you found it!
Whether you're looking to fill up your car or a gas can for your generator, the hunt for gas seems to have become survival of the fittest. In Northern and Western Monmouth, power outages are shutting down gas stations everywhere. And the stations that do have power, seem to have run out of gas. So tell us: Where are you finding gas? What are the lines looking like? Are some stations only taking cash?
Monday, October 29, 2012
Outages tripled in Freehold since 3:45 p.m.
This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. with additional power outage information. JCP&L has been preparing for Hurricane Sandy for days, but, outages have been steadily experienced since this morning. Outages in Freehold have tripled since 3:45 p.m. according to JCP&L's outage map. At 3:45 p.m. there were 2,508 outages in Freehold Township while Freehold Borough had 19 outages. In the last hour-and-a-half outages have tripled for a new high for the day. The map currently shows that 8,053 outages are in Freehold Township while Freehold Borough currently has 1,900 outages. Outages began in Freehold around noon when 38 people were without power in Freehold Township and 297 were without power in Freehold Borough. At 2:35 p.m. the outages rose as …
Monday, July 30, 2012
First Energy Spokesperson explains that 1,200 in Freehold are still without power.
This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. with comments from Freehold Borough Councilman George Schnurr. Select areas of Freehold have power restored but as many as 1,200 residents are still in the dark according to a First Energy spokesperson. “JCP&L crews will be working around the clock until all power has been restored to Freehold,” explained Scott Surgeoner, spokesperson for First Energy and JCP&L. “We are hoping to have all power restored by this evening, however, in the harder hit areas power may not be restored until tomorrow morning.” In a previous article, a report from Freehold Borough Councilman John Newman explained that storm damage included as many as 20 downed poles. Numerous trees have also been uprooted in town in addition to…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Howell, Tinton Falls and Freehold Township hit hardest following storm.
Heavy winds downed wires across Monmouth County during Thursday’s severe thunderstorm. More than 9,000 residents lost power Thursday night, according Jersey Central Power & Light’s outage map. By Friday at 9 a.m., power was restored to all but about 800 households. As with the last summer storm to strike the area, Western Monmouth County was hardest hit. More than 2,300 Howell residents were in the dark Thursday night. Some 1,300 outages were reported in Freehold Township and 951 in Marlboro. JCP&L reported 482 customers without service in Millstone. By Friday morning, power had been restored to all but 159 Millstone residents, 25 in Freehold, 20 in Marlboro and less than five in Howell. Other parts of the county did not escape unscathed. …