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More Than 2,000 Without Power in Toms River

Outages reported in East Dover overnight, ongoing at Route 37 and 166

More than 2,000 Toms River properties are without power, with scattered outages including the traffic light at Route 166 and 37 at 10 a.m.

Jersey Central Power & Light is reporting 2,264 customers in Toms River are without power at 10 a.m. Monday Oct. 29 as rains and winds preceding Hurricane Sandy blanket the area.

Overnight, customers in the East Dover section along Fischer and Coolidge had reported power outages to Toms River Patch. This morning, the number of affected customers surpassed 2,000.

Neighboring towns of Manchester, Brick and Berkeley are reporting fewer than 50 customers without power at this time, according to the utility company.

Toms River Office of Emergency Management officials warn of ongoing power outages as well as flooding beginning today and continuing after Hurricane Sandy departs.

JCP&L also warned customers to plan for extended power outages.

For an updated outage map, click here.

From JCP&L: Customers can call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their electric company or local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it's no longer carrying electricity.


Emergency numbers and other utility company info for Toms River is listed here.

Toms River Office of Emergency Management has activated its Hurricane Emergency Hotline: 732-818-9901.

For the latest Hurricane Sandy coverage from Toms River Patch visit our topic page here.

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Jackie Winters October 29, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Does anyone know what the conditions are like in Green Island? Is the bay rising? Trees down?
Mike October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Im in island heights no power does anyone know how long this will be ? I know it's bad but if anyone has any answer rather then us calling jcpl they have there hands full
Elaine smith October 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM
My folks are without power in holiday city, toms river. They have serious health issues and lack of good lighting is going to be a major issue for them, not to mention lack of heat if it gets colder. They also don't have cell phone reception within holiday city - they need to drive outside it to make calls. Not sure how long their cell phones gonna last without a charge. I'm not sure what power company covers their area, does anyone know something I can do to help faciliate their getting help? I'm feeling quite powerless myself on the other side of the country.
Patricia Alechko November 02, 2012 at 02:10 AM
My in laws are there too and we haven't been able to get through to them since Sunday. We are really worried.
Scott Hayward November 03, 2012 at 03:59 AM
My Mom lives there also, lost power Tuesday and as of today still has phone service, but no electrical power. They are in their late 80's and early 90's. They can't get any responses or answers from anyone. Sunday is suppose to be really cold, hoping the power is back on by then. The community suffered little damage.


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