Dozens of homes and businesses across the Greater Red Bank Green remained without electrical service early Tuesday after strong winds raked the region Monday, downing tree limbs and snapping utility lines.
In Rumson, between 500 and 1,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light were without electrical service at 1:30 p.m., the utility reported.
The on-again, off-again start to Spring 2018 felt gloriously on again as thousands of food and music fans packed the Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest Sunday.
Jim Scavone, executive director of event host Red Bank RiverCenter, told redbankgreen that the event, held under cloudless skies with temperatures cracking 60 degrees, was packed within 15 minutes of its noontime start, with attendance levels holding steady over the course of the next seven hours.
Monday’s weather outlook is for more of the same, according to the National Weather Service: ample sunshine and a high of about 60 degrees, though the on-again, off-again isn’t quite over. Here’s the forecast through the coming week: (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Takeout sushi for breakfast? From his Red Bank office Wednesday morning, lawyer Sean Byrnes spied this osprey eating a fish atop a utility pole behind the Woman’s Club on Broad Street, a good half mile away from the nearest body of water.
Humans might also find themselves in the mood for some outdoor dining Thursday, when temperatures are expected to peak in the low 60s under partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by Sean Byrnes. Click to enlarge.)
Worse for drivers, the wet snow made for sloppy and slippery conditions, with several minor accidents reported by local police.
By JOHN T. WARD
Police issued 260 parking violations during the storm, tying a one-day record set during a January 4 storm, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.
Rapidly rising temperatures began turning more than a foot of snow from an overnight storm into slush and puddles Thursday morning, as seen on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank, above. And on Drs. James Parker Boulevard, the heavy, wet stuff made for good snowman-building.
Click more for other scenes from Red Bank in the aftermath of the spring snowstorm. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Dozens of homes and businesses on the Greater Red Bank Green had no power as of 6:30 a.m. after the wet snow brought down lines across the region. Schools that had previously announced delayed openings changed plans and called a snow day Thursday.
Spring begins Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., and while a forsythia bud on River Road in Fair Haven seemed ready to proclaim the new season Monday, a brewing storm threatened to dump a foot of more of heavy, wet snow on the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday and Wednesday.