SEA BRIGHT TO GET POLE-BY-POLE REPORT

t-poleA Verizon employee inspects a utility pole on Ocean Avenue Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Sea Bright officials have requested that Verizon and JCP&L inspect all utility poles in town and provide a report on their condition, a move spurred by a chain-reaction of pole collapses during last week’s rainstorm.

Heavy winds knocked down poles on New Street, leading to a power outage and evacuation of all residents of the street.

In addition to heading off a potential problems in the future, the council wants to know if the failures might have been avoided.

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SEA BRIGHT BACK TO NORMAL AFTER STORM

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI just_in1

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.

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