Severe thunderstorms are ripping through Monmouth County, and the traffic light at Rt. 79 and Lloyd Road is currently out due to the storm.
Police are currently directing traffic at the intersection, and will place temporary stop signs in the area until power can be restored to the light.
Monmouth County is under a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service as of 8:05 a.m. today.
A line of severe storms are moving through the area, with winds in excess of 60 miles per hour as the storm moves northeast. Thunderstorms are expected through 2 p.m.
Large hail is possible in some areas, with frequent lightning hitting the ground. Be aware of flooding in the area, and residents are advised to take caution if driving is necessary.