Thousands without power in Ocean, Neptune area

    Thousands are in the dark in central coastal Monmouth County early this evening.

    According to JCP&L, nearly 7,000 utility customers are without power as of 5 p.m. 

    The most impacted areas include Neptune and Ocean, where over 20% of the customer base is without power. About 9% of the utility base in Tinton Falls is without power. An isolated outage is impacting adjacent communities. 

    It’s due to a problem at a substation in the Wanamassa section in Ocean, according to emergency radio transmissions. 

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    Many traffic signals are out in the area.

    The utility expects restoration between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

    No additional information was immediately available. 

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