By midnight Wednesday, power was restored to residents of the western portions of Toms River Township.
Jersey Central Power and Light said less than 20 customers were out of power by 1:30 a.m. and crews were investigating the cause.
Police spokesman Ralph Stocco said officers responded to the area of Whitesville Road and Route 70 at about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, at which time they found a live power line was in the roadway and a heavy smoke condition.
Detours were set up in the area as JCP&L crews fixed the issue.
There was no word on what, exactly, caused the power line to fall.