Thousands without power in southern Ocean County

    Nearly 7,000 are without power late this morning in southern Ocean County.

    According to Atlantic City Electric, the bulk are in Stafford, where 5,605 customers are without power as of 11:15 a.m. That’s 38% of the municipality.

    1,019 are without power in Eagleswood, and 30 in Ship Bottom.

    The outages were reported around 10 a.m. 

    The utility says the cause is a failure in a substation. Restoration is anticipated for around 1 p.m.

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