Monday, April 1, 2013
Police said an alleged drunk driver was in the car with his 4-year-old son when he struck a utility pole.
Almost 800 Holmdel residents were left in the dark on Monday, after one driver brought down a utility pole on Van Brackle Road. According to Holmdel Police, George Vellios, 44 of Holmdel was allegedly driving while intoxicated with his 4-year-old son in the car when he struck a utility pole, then left the scene. Holmdel Patrolman Ptl. Theodore Sigismondi pulled Vellios over after observing heavy front-end damage on his vehicle, while driving on Crawfords Corner Road near Holmdel Town Hall. Vellios' son was taken to Bayshore Hospital with minor injuries and released on Monday. Vellio was charged with assault by auto, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a minor in the car, reckless driving, failure to keep right, …
Nearly 800 Holmdel residents lost power following an accident at Van Brackle and Holmdel Road.
Update, 5:37 p.m.: Holmdel issued a second alert at 5:30 p.m. advising residents that Holmdel Road would be closed until Tuesday morning as crews repair downed utility poles. Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) advised the town that power should be restored within 90 minutes. --- Some 799 Holmdel residents are without power following a traffic accident in the vicinity of Holmdel Road and Van Brackle Road, according to the JCP&L outage map. The Holmdel Police Department sent an automated phone message to residents Monday afternoon alerting them to the outage and road closures around the accident scene. "Wires are down and detours are being established," the recording stated.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Do you know what to do when the power goes out? How to reach JCP&L? Check out Patch's tips.
Wednesday, March 6
Oh great, the power just went out—now what? In this season of sudden thunderstorms and oppressive heat (which means serious air-conditioner use and strain on the electrical grid), the past few weeks have proven that the power could go out at any time. Make sure you, your loved ones and your property are protected with these tips: We suggest printing out this list so you can access it during an outage and programming JCP&L’s outage line into your cell phone.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
JCP&L reports 1,000 households each without power in Freehold, Middletown, Marlboro and Millstone.
An evening of heavy winds and rain left over 11,000 without power come Thursday morning. The Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) outage map showed power loss across Monmouth County but particularly in Western Monmouth as of 6:27 a.m. Freehold Township was hit hardest, with 3,182 residents left in the dark. In Middletown, 1,775 households lost power. Some 1,239 in Marlboro lost electric, as did 1,021 in Millstone, 979 in Howell, 575 in Aberdeen, 410 in Manalapan and 141 in Hazlet, according to the outage map.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Over 5,000 Monmouth County residents were without power Thursday morning.
Heavy winds and rain battered Monmouth County Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving thousands without power. The Jersey Central Power & Light outage map showed 5,268 residents without power as of 8:50 a.m. on Thursday. Aberdeen and Freehold Township each had over 500 households in the dark. In Red Bank and Sea Bright, over 400 lost electric, while Belmar had 396 without power. JCP&L reported over 200 customers in Eatontown, Middletown and West Long Branch lost electrical service. JCP&L advises residents to stay away from any downed power lines and to report outages by calling 888-544-4877.
Friday, December 21, 2012
More than 10,000 without power in Monmouth County.
More than 10,000 were without power as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday morning. As of 8:36 a.m., some 2,000 households were without power in Howell, according to the JCP&L power outage. In Freehold Township, 1,729 lost electricity, as did 441 in Freehold Borough. Middletown had some 1,466 without power and over 500 customers in Marlboro and 436 in Colts Neck were in the dark.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A huge swath of Holmdel was supposed to get power last night, but utility workers hit some kind of problem.
By interviewing line workers in utility trucks yesterday, Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto learned that a huge area of Holmdel -- from Crawfords Corner Road to the area west of Route 34 -- was supposed be back online yesterday. But they encountered some kind of unexplained problem and the electricity was not restored, he said. "It was supposed to be up and running last night," said the mayor today around 11 a.m. He said the trucks seen massing at Holmdel High School have been being dispatched to various locations in the township to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, but if winds build in advance of the nor'easter to more than 40 mph, workers will have to withdraw. The mayor put out a Code Red message to residents moments earlier, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
In an update posted Nov. 1, Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto announces a township-sponsored Halloween make-up event for the township's little citizens.
The following letter was posted to the Holmdel Township website on Thursday, Nov. 1. Dear Resident: Local recovery efforts are continuing. With few exceptions, Township roads are cleared, and we are working with the County to clear their roads. Extensive power outages remain, and JCP&L does not yet have a firm estimate for restoration. Residents should be aware that the area remains hazardous due to downed lines, inoperative traffic signals, and potential additional tree falls. Effective November 1st, Town Hall is closed until further notice except for limited emergency staffing. The community center is closed. A County-wide curfew is in effect from the hours of 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. If you have a life threatening emergency please call 911 I…
The traffic light on Route 35 and Holmdel Road is working again.
Power has been restored to some neighborhoods in Hazlet that are on the same power grid as Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Heat is rising in at least one home, where the temps had dipped to 59 degrees. According to Hazlet Mayor David Tinker, restoring power to the hospital was near the top of the list of priorities for the power company. But according to a witness, around 5:30 p.m. the hospital was still reportedly on generator power.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Everyone is searching, tell us where you found it!
Whether you're looking to fill up your car or a gas can for your generator, the hunt for gas seems to have become survival of the fittest. In Northern and Western Monmouth, power outages are shutting down gas stations everywhere. And the stations that do have power, seem to have run out of gas. So tell us: Where are you finding gas? What are the lines looking like? Are some stations only taking cash?