With the exception of four homes still without power, Sea Bright has recovered from a wind-driven day of mayhem earlier this week.
“Everything’s all up and ready to go,” Police Chief John Sorrentino told redbankgreen.
Crews worked long hours to restore power and re-erect three utility poles on New Street that were knocked down at around noon Wednesday, causing minor injury to one woman and the closure of of the borough’s main passage, Ocean Avenue, well into the night.
The first utility pole was reinstalled Wednesday night, Sorrentino said, and “when I showed up this morning, it was all done.”
Because electrical boxes to four New Street homes were damaged, Sorrentino said electricians must come to the residences to set up new ones, have them inspected and then JCP&L will be able to reconnect power.
Now that the work to the borough’s electrical infrastructure is done, tonight’s annual tree lighting should go off without a hitch, Sorrentino said.
“That’s OK. Everything is good to go,” he said.