Violent thunderstorms blowing through Monmouth County late Saturday knocked out power to some 30,000 customers, according to Jersey Central Power and Light, and had left up to 3,600 outages in Freehold Borough and over 2,300 in Freehold Township still unrestored as of Sunday afternoon.
Officials of the Monmouth County Fair announced that damage at the fairgrounds has resulted in cancellation of the fair Sunday.
Downed trees and local flooding were reported through much of the area and access to Freehold was shut down by police at about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to a report on APP.com.
JCP&L advises residents to assume any downed wires are live and dangerous. The power company has partnered with the following supermarkets to make water and ice available to Freehold residents without power:
3241 Rt 9
Foodarama - Shop Rite
South Street & Rt. 9
597 Park Ave
Stop & Shop
Raintree Town Center
160 Village Center Drive
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