Power back on in Monmouth Co.

The News Leader

August 30, 2010 8:39:57 PM PDT
A spokesman for First Energy Corp. says an equipment failure in its power transmission system left more than 70,000 customers of its Jersey Central Power & Light subsidiary in Monmouth County without electricity.

Spokesman Scott Surgeoner said the outage occurred at about 4:40 p.m. Monday and affected several substations in Monmouth County.

At 6:30 p.m., Surgeoner said the utility had isolated the problem and was beginning to restore power to those who lost it. He said JCP&L had the electricity back on for all customers by about 10:30 p.m.

Surgeoner said he did not know exactly where the equipment breakdown occurred.

Dozens of communities in Monmouth County were affected.