wharf-wire-110811A police officer directs traffic at Broad Street and East Front Street Tuesday morning.(Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

A blown transformer on Wharf Avenue in Red Bank knocked out power to nearby traffic lights Tuesday morning.

A repair crew was reported on the scene at 10:24 a.m, 25 minutes after the first report that a cable was down outside 11 Wharf.

Police and fire police were on the scene directing traffic at the affected traffic lights at Broad and Front streets and Broad and Globe Court.

A spokesman for Riverview Medical Center said the hospital was on a backup power supply during the outage.