Monday, March 25, 2013
Over 1,700 JCP&L customers lost electric in the township Monday afternoon.
Update, 5:20 p.m.: Power has now been restored to all Aberdeen residents. --- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reported 1,705 customers without power in Aberdeen as of 4:34 p.m. on Monday. That number dropping to 734 some 15 minutes later, according to the company's outage map. Aberdeen was the only substantial pocket of outages Monday afternoon after a winter storm dropped one to three inches of snow in parts of Monmouth. On the Matawan-Aberdeen Facebook page, three residents indicated they experienced power loss in the Cliffwood Beach section of the municipality. It was not immediately clear whether or not the outage was weather-related. Matawan-Aberdeen Patch has reached out to JCP&L for comment on the cause of the power loss and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
JCP&L reported over 11,000 without power in Monmouth Thursday morning.
Update, 10:23 a.m.: The number of households in Aberdeen without power has dropped to about 609. Update, 10:10 a.m.: Over 2,800 households in Aberdeen remained without power as of 9:57 a.m., according to the JCP&L outage map. At 6:27 a.m., the number of outages in town was 575. --- An evening of heavy winds and rain left over 11,000 without power come Thursday morning. The Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) outage map showed power loss across Monmouth County but particularly in Western Monmouth as of 6:27 a.m. Freehold Township was hit hardest, with 3,182 residents left in the dark. In Middletown, 1,775 households lost power. Some 1,239 in Marlboro lost electric, as did 1,021 in Millstone, 979 in Howell, 575 in Aberdeen, 410 in Manalapan…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Over 5,000 Monmouth County residents were without power Thursday morning.
Heavy winds and rain battered Monmouth County Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving thousands without power. The Jersey Central Power & Light outage map showed 5,268 residents without power as of 8:50 a.m. on Thursday. Aberdeen and Freehold Township each had over 500 households in the dark. In Red Bank and Sea Bright, over 400 lost electric, while Belmar had 396 without power. JCP&L reported over 200 customers in Eatontown, Middletown and West Long Branch lost electrical service. JCP&L advises residents to stay away from any downed power lines and to report outages by calling 888-544-4877.
Friday, December 21, 2012
More than 10,000 without power in Monmouth County.
More than 10,000 were without power as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday morning. As of 8:36 a.m., some 2,000 households were without power in Howell, according to the JCP&L power outage. In Freehold Township, 1,729 lost electricity, as did 441 in Freehold Borough. Middletown had some 1,466 without power and over 500 customers in Marlboro and 436 in Colts Neck were in the dark.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A comfort station is open at the Carl Sandburg Middle School.
Old Bridge residents who found themselves with restored power after Hurricane Sandy are now experiencing the cold and dark again, after a nor'easter dropped more than 5 inches on the township on Tuesday night. Road conditions improved on Thursday as salt trucks and plows continued to work, but over 4,000 homes were still without without power. Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry said in a message to residents that the shelter at Carl Sandburg Middle School located at 3439 Rt. 516 is still open for residents to get warm and charge electronic devices. The comfort station and shelter are set up for Old Bridge Township Residents only. A broken water pipe at the George Bush Senior Center and Recreation Civic Center has prevented the township from …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Everyone is searching, tell us where you found it!
Whether you're looking to fill up your car or a gas can for your generator, the hunt for gas seems to have become survival of the fittest. In Northern and Western Monmouth, power outages are shutting down gas stations everywhere. And the stations that do have power, seem to have run out of gas. So tell us: Where are you finding gas? What are the lines looking like? Are some stations only taking cash?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Several Route 34 traffic lights are without power as well as over 2,500 JCP&L customers in Matawan and Aberdeen.
Traffic on Route 34 in Matawan and Aberdeen is moving slowly Thursday afternoon after several street lights lost power. According to Matawan Lt. Ben Smith, power lines are down near Gravely Brook Park and JCP&L is on their way to the scene. It's unclear at this time if a transformer blew. Traffic lights at the intersections of Main Street and Route 34, South Atlantic and Route 34, Cambridge Drive and Route 34, and Mill Road and Route 79 are all out, Smith said. Matawan and Aberdeen police officers are stationed at the affected intersections to help keep traffic flowing. Drivers are asked to use caution. Over 3,000 JCP&L customers in Matawan, Aberdeen, Holmdel and Hazlet have reported outages to the utility company, including 793 in …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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 …
Monday, April 16, 2012
A main line was down early Monday morning at the intersection of Little and Atlantic. Power has been restored
About 1300 power outages were reported throughout Matawan, Aberdeen and Keyport early Monday morning, according to a map on the JCP&L website. A main power line near the intersection of Little Street and Atlantic Avenue in Matawan came down, which caused the outages, said Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers. It is unknown at this time what caused it to come down. Drivers were detoured around the area while JCP&L repaired the wires. Aberdeen resident and commuter Pat Noble told Patch that the power outages had no effect on early morning trains. As of 8 a.m., power had been restored to the area, Powers said. The Matawan Police Department, the Aberdeen Fire Department and the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the scene.