Long Branch Curfew Lifted

Curfew still in effect for 19 coastal communities


The curfew established for Long Branch because of Hurricane Sandy has been lifted after nearly two weeks.

The curfew has been lifted for seven other coastal communities in Monmouth County; Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Middletown and Spring Lake.

The curfew is still in effect for 19 coastal municipalities: Allenhurst, Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar, Deal, Interlaken, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Loch Arbour, Manasquan, Matawan, Monmouth Beach, Neptune Township, Ocean Grove, Sea Bright, Sea Girt and Union Beach.

In towns where the county-wide curfew remains in effect, only essential personnel may be outside and on the roads from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This includes emergency service personnel and those who are responsible for critical services within the county.

“The curfew continues for select coastal communities to assist our law enforcement operations, ensure the safety of our residents and also help meet the needs of our communities,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Peter Koenig November 09, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The curfew was originally explained as being needed to allow utility trucks free access to debris-choked streets during the night - a justification I questioned, as there were no trucks anywhere in our area, and the streets had no debris. It's refreshing to see the Sheriff confirm the primary reason for the curfew: facilitating law enforcement. JCPL's gross incompetence increased the risk of crime. The curfew, which we obeyed, forced us to remain in our cold dark home every night as we relied on JCPL's bogus "restoration" projections. (We couldn't seek shelter during the day because I was at work and returned home just before curfew.) May I suggest an exception to the curfew for residents going to shelters?
Seriously? November 09, 2012 at 03:31 PM
JCPL workers are locals just like you and I and were dealing with the loss of their OWN homes while trying to put the lights in yours. Next time the lights go out why don't you climb a twenty foot pole in the pitch dark to hook up a hot wire and hope the wind/rain/ tree limb doesn't rock the bucket your sitting and kile you.
Peter Koenig November 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Seriously - and calmly. The employees are as much victims of JCPL's gross mismanagement as anyone else. If JCPL weren't still stringing wires through the air from wooden poles, as in the 19th century, wind and tree limbs wouldn't be a problem. I'm also sure the workers didn't put out those bogus restoration estimates.


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