Accident Closes Roadway for Over 24-Hours for Utility Repairs

February 10, 2022

UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ (MONMOUTH)–As of 10:00 p.m. tonight, utility workers continue to make repairs to damaged utility poles on County Road 524, also known as New Canton-Stone Tavern Road. Over 24 hours ago at 7:40 p.m. February 10, a vehicle ran off the roadway overturned on its side and damaged the pole and at least one adjacent pole and equipment. Power was knocked out in the area and was restored within a few minutes. Alarms were triggered at several nearby warehouses and a smoke condition was reported at a warehouse on Montgomery Way in Robbinsville due to the power issue. Several area fire departments responded to the warehouses and were clear in about 40 minutes as firefighters investigated the smoke condition.

Utility workers from Jersey Central Power and Light – JCP&L, worked through the night to replace at least two poles and damaged equipment. Verizon was seen this afternoon repairing their equipment and Cablevision Optimum is also making repairs.

As of 10:00 p.m. NJ State Police still had the roadway shut down and utility workers could still be seen working in the area.

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