Nearly Entire Town of Marlboro Without Power

JCP&L outage map shows 99% of Marlboro, 90% of Colts Neck without electric.

Monmouth County's electrical grid took a severe hit by Hurricane Sandy and Marlboro and Colts Neck were no exception.

As of Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., 15,270 Marlboro households out of the 15,364 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) serves were without power, according to the company's New Jersey outage map. In Colts Neck, 3,569 of 3,959 lost electric.

According to the outage map, 84 percent of Monmouth County, or 234,817 of 280,646 customers, is without power.

Residents should anticipate lengthy delays, JCP&L warned on its Web site.

"While assessment of the damage by utility workers will be ongoing, the slow-moving nature of the storm will slow the process and hamper the conduct of restoration work. Restoration times will be updated as the severity of the storm's impact on the electrical system is determined," the statement read.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations do not allow lineworkers to go up on poles to repair damage if winds are above 40 mph, which weather forecasts predict they will be Tuesday.

ahsan October 30, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Gary Bunis November 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Do you have any. Updates about electricity any way for ice to preserve food


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »