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UPDATE: Nearly 247,000 Without Power in Ocean and Monmouth

Outages to increase as Sandy barrels towards the Shore

Update, 6 p.m.: Outages have reached 126,739 in Ocean County and 120,000 in Monmouth County.

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There are nearly 24,000 reported power outages in Monmouth and Ocean counties as of early Monday afternoon, according to a Jersey Central Power & Light map.

As of early Monday afternoon, there were 23,559 outages reported in Monmouth and Ocean. However, there was no way to immediately learn if some without power have not reported it yet because they may have no means of communication without electricity.

But according to the information available, the highest number of outages in one town in the two counties was Middletown, with 6,869.

Another town with a high number of reported outages was Berkeley in southern Ocean County with 1,848.

Emergency management officials have said during the past few days that they expect Sandy to cause widespread power outages. JCP&L officials have said that some areas may have no power for 7 to 10 days, but that they will be using improved technology, communications, equipment and extra manpower to try to rectify the outages as best they can.

To check the number of power outages in your town, region or county, see the JCP&L map.

Peter W Bennett October 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Lights and power are flickering on/off right now... Backup ups is working great!
Peter W Bennett October 29, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Weather.com just stated Sandy will hit AC around 6 pm. 90 mph winds, 940 mb. intensifying
Ray Hernandez October 29, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Lost power midstreams 3:30
Busy_Mom October 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Lost power in weatherly in Toms River at 11:00 am. Flickering on and off every 5-10 seconds. Very odd.
donna October 29, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Anchorage section of tr, lost power 12:30
ray October 29, 2012 at 08:47 PM
All of old tavern road from herbertsville road down lost power and we have a transformer exploded. trees are going into to power lines and there in the street outside our house
Marianne October 29, 2012 at 08:52 PM
My sister on Hayes Ave. in Bayville said they lost power too. So far, she has 6 trees down and a very large pine cracked. She said "Storm of our Lives, it sounds super Fun/Terrifying." We, in Texas, are praying for your safety.
Project Bluebeam October 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM
TR police HQ lost power, street lamps collapsed by Pelican Island, and.... The Ritacco "zit" on Hooper Ave. has collapsed: http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2012/10/toms_river_police_headquarters_loses_power_several_lamp_posts_crash_in_street.html
michael rosenberg October 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Lost power in manalapan 330 this afternoon should be a long night hopeing for the best
April October 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Power still on in Lakehurst as of 1849.
Andrealee Camelliti October 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Lost power in Fair Haven...at 6:15pm...be safe all
Otis October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I see OJ and hes-a-scared...... he be in a storm and hes a scared all right
B October 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM
and a baba-booey to ya'll!!
Julianne Ross October 30, 2012 at 01:20 AM
does anyone know the status a monmouth park racetrack? My friend has horses there and is very worried. Is there flooding?
Chum Chum October 30, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Does anyone know if the power is out in the Atlantic Estates development in Manahawkin as of 10:45am?
wharfrat October 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Cranberry Hill area of Forked River. Lost power at 5:30 PM, got it back at 6:30 this morning. Got phones back at 9:30 AM. Still parts of town without power.
Laura E October 30, 2012 at 07:44 PM
No power yet on constitution in forked river
April Lynch-Quist October 31, 2012 at 12:07 AM
east dover still without electric anyone know when it will be back on
Jgoodin October 31, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Is the power back on in Aberdeen?
Joey Bagdano November 01, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Anyone have any info on Rumson Fair Haven outages? Stilll out? JCPL say when back on? BTW, I drove 45 minutes from Rumson to Freehold and back, no ytraffic lights, no JCPL trucks (not one), no gas...as of Tuesday at 4p. Somewhat disturbing I'd say.
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