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Some Brick Residents' Power Restored; Traffic Woes Continue

Number of residents out down from peak

Jersey Central Power and Light said Thursday afternoon that 28,159 customers were still out of power in Brick.

That number is down from its height of more than 34,000 customers out of power Tuesday night, just after the storm struck.

The company did not say which neighborhoods have been restored. Anecdotal reports from residents indicate that restoration has occurred sporadically around town. Some customers were restored last night after the company powered up portions of town intentionally taken down so high voltage lines could be repaired.

Meanwhile, the power outages continued to cause traffic headaches all around Brick.

Large delays could be seen on Route 70 in both directions – especially east of Route 88 – as New Jersey state troopers directed traffic at some intersections where the lights were out. The ability to cross other intersections of the state highway were being physically blocked by school buses placed there after some drivers ignored roadblocks indicated by cones and barricades.

The major intersection of Route 70 and Brick Boulevard was still out of power by 1:30 p.m., though it was not being blocked. Traffic was moving freely through the area.

The township was still urging people to keep off the roads.

Flying guard pull November 04, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Pay attention to carbon monoxide levels if you're still burning wood and using gas stoves for heat.
Hunter November 04, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Half of drum point still w/o power. Would love to know the specifics of progress and order to which power is being restored.
James November 04, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Me neither. Have driven around and still no JCP&L trucks.
James November 04, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Would love to see at least one, just one JCP&L truck in the Drum Point/Hooper Ave area. May not get electricity till week of Nov. 12. I hope I am wrong.
Bradley Beth November 05, 2012 at 03:22 AM
I know some of Brick has power, but as of tonight, the apartments on Rt 70 (Kentwood and Victorian) still are down. Very cold night. If you know someone living there, and you have heat, please consider picking them up....it is really awful....

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