Downed wire causes power outage in portions of Ocean County Saturday morning

    A downed wire caused a power outage in portions of Ocean County Saturday morning.

    About 4,000 customers were without power in Barnegat, Berkeley, Lacey, and Ocean at 10:45 a.m., according to Peter Johner, a JCP&L spokesman.

    At its peak shortly after 10:00 a.m., the outage impacted over 14,000 customers, according to the utility. 

    Johner said that crews are currently undertaking repairs. 

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    “They are isolating the area impacted by the downed wire, then switching over to other circuits to restore power. Once finished, they’ll make permanent repairs,” he said. 

    JCP&L is reporting an estimated restoration time of 12:30 p.m. today for the remainder of the customers still without power. 

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