POWER OUTAGE HITS AREA
A power outage — or outages, perhaps — have has hit the east side of Red Bank as well as Little Silver, Fair Haven, Rumson and Sea Bright.
There are no details on the specific cause or extent of the outage other than “substation down.” That’s according to an alert sent out by the Fair Haven police.
Mayor Mike Halfacre tells redbankgreen that the substation on Ridge Road next to Fair Haven Fields appears to be the culprit in his town and Rumson. The facility went down, was repaired and crashed again shortly thereafter.
A resident of Harrison Avenue in Red Bank tells us power was back for about 30 minutes after being restored earlier this afternoon, but went down again and it still off.
An outage locator map on the website of Jersey Center Power & Light indicates 5,000 to 10,000 customers are without power in Monmouth County.
Fair Haven residents are advised that the borough youth center is available as a cooling station, and that they should of course call 911 for emergencies.
Halfacre says Fair Haven’s borough hall is closed; after about an hour without power, the temperature in the building had risen to about 90 degrees, he said.
Emergency management officials in Fair Haven are being told the power should be back on for all users between 4 and 6p.
The borough council is mulling whether to postpone or relocate tonight’s regular meeting, Halfacre says.