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Dump Truck Knocks Out Power in Freehold and Howell

JCP&L outage map shows over 1,000 Freehold Township residents and almost 3,000 Howell residents are currently without power.

This story was updated at 2:36 p.m. with information from the scene of the accident.

Close to 4,000 residents are without power Tuesday afternoon after a dump truck knocked out power.

According to JCP&L representative Jerry Ricciardi, the outage was believed to have come from a car hitting a pole at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Casino Road.

After arriving at the scene, a dump truck looks to be the reason behind 4,000 outages in Freehold and Howell.

The JCP&L outage map currently shows that out of the residents affected 1,049 are Freehold residents and 2,845 are Howell residents.

JCP&L crews are already at the scene of the crash and working to restore power to those affected. 

Carolyn Ann December 04, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I'm so sorry you're in the dark! We have power (Freewood Acres), come for coffee!
Sean Carolan December 04, 2012 at 08:24 PM
The JCP&L outage page now shows 2,097 in Freehold and 5,667 in Howell.
Sean Carolan December 04, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Numbers are getting better. 994 in Freehold, 2,091 in Howell.
Sean Carolan December 04, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Down to 22 in Howell, with Freehold completely restored.
John Hayes December 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM
The Darwin Award nominee appears to work for Dion's Tree Service.

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