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Major Long Branch power outage pinned on equipment failure, JCP&L says

  • Jan 22, 2022
Asbury Park Press

LONG BRANCH - Equipment failure at Jersey Central Power & Light's Bath Avenue substation was behind Friday night's outage that plunged much of the city into darkness.

The electrical failure trapped people in elevators and caused other issues, police said. As of 8:15 p.m. Friday, an estimated 8,475 JCP&L customers were without power.

JCP&L spokesman Christopher Hoenig said power was fully restored at 10:45 p.m. Friday, putting the lights back on for the remaining 300 customers who were still out.

The outage was the result of the failure of subtransmission equipment at the Bath Avenue substation, Hoenig said. These high-voltage lines connect transmission lines to the utility's distribution network. It's not yet known what caused the equipment failure, the spokesman said.

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