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Power Outages Sweep Morganville into Old Bridge

The outages began in the Route 9 corridor and continued to spread.

Widespread power outages are sweeping the Morganville area and into Old Bridge as JCP&L tries to figure out why.

Police Captain Steve Mennona said the outages are spread throughout town, and JCP&L hasn't given the department a reason.

Within the last few days, outages were also reported in the area of the Marlboro Early Learning Center.

JCP&L's outage map shows over 3,000 homes in Marlboro Township are currently without power as of 7:25 p.m.

Mayor Jon Hornik's Facebook page said his correspondence with JCP&L indicated trucks are heading to the Texas Road substation in Morganville.

"Repair trucks have been dispatched to the substation and will report back shortly. The cause of the outages is not known at this time. I will pass on information once it is know," he said.

This is an ongoing story, Patch will update as soon as more information becomes available.

Jay Owimrin December 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I was the guy who said I'm not gonna buy a generator now after the storm what's the point and today gives me a reason to go back and buy one.
herb caravella December 20, 2012 at 01:49 AM
jay just rember if we have a bad winter heavy wet snow can bring down lines.
michael miller December 20, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Here JCP&L want to raise the rates and they can't keep the power on.
Marlboro VoiceofReason December 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
When the heck will they start to consider putting lines underground. this is ridiculous that every time the wind blows there are power outages . . . .
JESSE R. NEWELL December 20, 2012 at 05:48 PM
same pole's like a hundred years no new inventions come on inventors trim the trees generators in gas stations get a clue dark ages all over again

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