Over 2k without power in Ocean County this evening

    A power outage is impacting portions of Ocean County this evening. 

    According to JCP&L, approximately 2,300 electric utility customers are without power as of 10:30 p.m. 

    Of the 2,300 power customers in the dark, nearly 2,000 are in Jackson and the remainder in Beachwood, or about 9% customer base in each municipality. 

    The JCP&L outage map indicates “equipment damage” in the Surf Avenue area near the Garden State Park as the cause in Beachwood, with the Jackson outage under investigation. 

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    The Jackson outage is near the Leesville section of the township, according to JCP&L. 

    According to emergency radio transmissions, firefighters responded to a pole transformer fire this evening near the reported outage area. 

    JCP&L expects restoration in both municipalities by 12:30 a.m. 

    News 12 meteorologist Michele Powers tweeted that she is seeing reports of wires and trees down, adding that power outages are possible due to winds. 

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