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Cross Road Closed Due to Downed Wires

A number of JCP&L customers report being without power in Matawan, Aberdeen and Old Bridge.

Update: As of 10:40 a.m., the number of outages dropped to 185 in Matawan, 20 in Aberdeen and zero in Old Bridge.

Approximately 900 households in Matawan, Aberdeen and Old Bridge are without power Wednesday morning due to downed wires at the intersection of Cross Road and Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen.

According to JCP&L's outage map, as of 8:00 a.m. 669 households in Matawan, 40 in Aberdeen, and 155 in Old Bridge have reported outages. 

Aberdeen police officers and firefighters have closed Cross Road at the intersection of Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen, according to Matawan Lt. Ben Smith.

Matawan police have closed Cross Road at the intersection of Ravine Drive in Matawan where a traffic light is out, Smith said. 

A JCP&L supervisor is on the scene and a crew is on the way to make repairs. Smith said the traffic light is expected to be restored in about an hour, however the road is expected to remain closed throughout the day.

Motorists are asked to plan an alternative route.

It is unclear at this time what caused the wires to come down.

Outages can be reported to JCP&L online or by calling 1-888-544-4877. 

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Tell us: Are you without power? Tell us about it in the comment section below. 

Marc Julius October 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM
90 Matawan Road is without power.
Marc Julius October 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Power has been restored to 90 Matawan Road
Chelsea Naso (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Glad to hear that Marc!
stephanie manupelli October 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Lucky, I still have no power Marc. Is our email going to come back up soon?
Marc Julius October 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Email is back up Steph.
R a b October 31, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Laurel ave old bridge. No power, lines down in street, no response to calls. Kids hanging out by downed lines. Tragedy waiting to happen.
jtoonce November 01, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Anyone hear anything about Cheese Quake village power and or safety? My Sick Parents are staying in with family without electric or heat as well. - I'm in a different state trying to find out information for them. If anyone has any news please post. Thank you - My poor sister in on the edge.

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