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Power Outages Reported Across Monmouth County Tuesday Night

Strong gusty winds caused power outages in Monmouth County Tuesday evening. 

At 10:41 p.m., JCP&L's outage map reported that 14,592 customers in Monmouth County were without power, or seven percent of its total customer base of 281,102. 

  • In Middletown, 6,584 customers were without power.
  • In Colts Neck Township, 2,564 customers were without electricity.
  • In Marlboro, outages affected 1,988 customers. 
  • In Aberdeen, 2,268 were without power, but less than five customers in Matawan were having problems. 
  • In Freehold Township, 1,413 customers were in the dark, along with 1,214 in Freehold Borough.
  • In Holmdel, 178 were without power.
  • Hazlet saw 2,021 outages. 
  • In Howell, there were 598 without power.  
  • In Manalapan, 575 had no electricity, and in Englishtown, 14 were without power. 

Customers who lose power are advised to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report the outage or report the outage online or via text messaging. Outage information is also available on the First Energy 24/7 Power Center Maps.

Immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or your local police or fire department.






William July 09, 2014 at 07:21 AM
And this after a JCP&L Representative just stood before The Marlboro Council last month doing a Public Relation Speech during The Citizens Voice portion of The Meeting, As the council president allowed him to go beyond the Time allowed for each Citizen, He spoke on how they have Improved and added many things to provide for Better Services and Communication between their Customers, He went On & ON for 15 Minutes about all this and more, I think when your lights go OUT they are telling you, You just lost Power, They did call you ??? but your Cable phone did not work. And I will bet that light in your refrigerator also was out when you opened the door. I under stand its Gods fault that that power was lost but don't brag how you have things under control Till God is on your Payroll, Till then just admit your infrastructure is Out dated because you Payed your Share Holders The Moneys Needed to update, The Out Of state Power Company's that were in Marlboro and other Towns even remark how Old and the conditions of your equipment, Some Hesitated to do the work and were accused of just sitting in The trucks not doing anything, When it was fear of power still in downed wires and Lack of replacement Parts. In My section of Marlboro It Is and Has always been on and Off again I do not even reset my digital clocks for years till today for constant Disruptions in Power, Just yesterday on a visit to City Hall it Was hot, How hot was it It was so hot I had trouble Breathing, But The Workers took it as a typical common occurrence and went on doing The work of Running Marlboro. The air conditioning was all but not working And I was told it was for Lack of proper Power from JCP&L A Brown out as it is called, I get the same at my house during the Day As the refrigerator tries to keep up. As the appliances burn out for lack of proper power supply who Pays, I do realize The demand for Power is Great and Getting Greater, But Just don't come and Blow your Horn at a Council meeting on how good you are doing we see that when The lights go out. And do not need a phone call to let us know. You want a Rate Hike for improvements Fine But till that money is used to make those improvements that work Hold OFF on Paying Bonuses and Share holders, That will WORK And at That Council Meeting I stated to Council and That JCP&L Representative that I was not Selling My Generator anytime Soon. YOU GOT BATTERY"S
LGA July 09, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Wow, I hope you didn't go to Marlboro schools with grammar like that! If you did, I'm pulling my kids out and sending them to a private school. However, I think i agree with you.
Chris Wetherholt July 09, 2014 at 07:39 AM
This is the third outage in less than 2 weeks, no explanation on the first two and now with a wind gust we have had no power for over 10 hours, and of course we are paying summer rates, hell of a racket.
Carmen conklin wolfrum July 09, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Fire at the Leonardo sub power Station. You would think after 2 outages in 2 weeks that would be the 1st place they check for a problem! The Power went out before any storm and our transformer were Sparking like Crazy! Power just came on around 7am.
William July 09, 2014 at 07:51 AM
LGA Sorry I type with my Thumbs and seems you got my message. Thanks for The constructive Criticism, Your Kids are safe In Marlboro's Schools but may need a lesson in Tolerance Taught at Home as to not to turn out Like you, Have A Blessed Day.

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