Equipment Issue with JCP&L Breaker Leaves 3,600 In the Dark
Power restored within an hour.
A total of 3,600 Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Barnegat and Waretown were without power for an hour this afternoon.
"There was an equipment issue with a breaker at the Waretown substation on Route 9," said John Anderson, JCP&L spokesperson.
"We are inspecting the breaker. It will be a while before we know (what caused the malfunction)," Anderson said.
The outage affected 2,800 customers in Barnegat and 800 in Waretown.
Power was restored at approximately 1:30 p.m.