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.