Crash involving downed utility pole closes Route 9 in Barnegat early Monday afternoon

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    Police in Barnegat have closed a portion of Route 9 in the township following an early Monday afternoon crash.

    Route 9 is closed between Barnegat Boulevard and Rosehill Road due to a downed pole and wires, according to a release from the Barnegat Police Department. 

    It was not immediately known if there were any injuries. 

    49 percent of the township’s JCP&L customer base, or approximately 4,000, are without power as of 1:30 p.m., according to the utility. 

    JCP&L anticipates power restoration by 3:00 p.m. 

    This is a breaking news report. Stay tuned for additional information.

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