JCP&L announced that two of the three sections of Ortley beach have been energized and certain customers there now have power.
"Ortley Beach (Middle and West) sections have been energized. Customers that had their meter reset now have service," reads an advisory notice sent through email and text message by the Toms River officials Tuesday morning. "We will continue to reset meters as inspections are received."
All areas of the barrier island except for portions of Mantoloking and the Ortley east section are energized, according to JCP&L. The utility has posted instructions for having service restored after Sandy on its website.
Though many on the barrier island were allowed to return to their homes full time Monday, those living in Ortley cannot yet, as officials have cited the necessary utility and road repairs have not been completed.