Portion of Route 35 in Belmar closed following car accident with downed pole

    Traffic is snarled on Route 35 and connecting roadways in Belmar following an early afternoon car accident.

    The accident on Route 35 northbound near Belmar Boulevard resulted in a downed pole, according to emergency radio transmissions. No information regarding injuries was immediately available. 

    Route 35 is closed in both directions between Route 138 and Belmar Boulevard at 2:00 p.m., according to Google Traffic, which also indicates traffic on surrounding roadways.

    About 750 JCP&L customers in the borough are also without power, according to the utility. Power restoration is expected by 2:30 p.m. 

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