Power was restored Sunday to thousands of Ocean County customers who lost electricity service after an equipment failure in Jersey Central Power & Light’s network.
Nearly 4,400 customers are without power in southern Ocean County.
The utility said full restoration would be achieved by 3:30 p.m. (In the Outer Banks, a power outage forced the evacuation of 10,000 tourists. See the photos of that below.
Most of the customers without power were in Lacey. Some 3,600, about 27 percent of JCP&L’s ratepayers in the township, had no electricity.
Another 700 are in the dark in neighboring Berkeley.