UPDATE: Locust Avenue Reopened in West Long Branch, Power Restored in Eatontown

Broken utility pole on Locust Avenue stabilized

A pole that was broken by high winds earlier today on Locust Avenue in West Long Branch has been stabilized.

The West Long Branch Police reported earlier that the pole caused the road to be closed between Maryland Avenue and Parker Road. As of 2:15 p.m., the road has been reopened.

Police say the replacement of the pole will be done at an a later date.

Just over 100 people were without power in West Long Branch earlier today, but there are no reported outages as of 2:45 p.m., according to Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L). Police say the Betty McElmon Elementary School and Frank Antonides School did not suffer any loss of power.

JCP&L also is reporting that less than five Eatontown residents are now without power. This morning, 574 borough residents were in the dark due to the high winds.


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