Day: April 1, 2023

Numerous Roadways Closed In Central, NJ After Storms Move Through Area

April 1, 2023

JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department is urging the public in Jackson Township to stay off the roads this evening due to multiple trees, poles, and wires down!

Jackson Mills Fire Company posted Jackson Twp has multiple trees and power lines down throughout the town. It is dark and you may not see many hazards that emergency services have not gotten to yet. Please stay home tonight and stay safe.

There are also numerous trees and wires down throughout Upper Freehold Township. Upper Freehold Township Emergency Management sent out a notice asking people to stay off the roads tonight around 8:33 p.m. not long after severe thunderstorms with possible tornados moved though the area. Wires poles down in the area of County Road 539, County Road 537, Ellisdale Road

The Wall Township Police Department along with Fire and EMS are responding to numerous calls for service. We have received numerous calls in reference wires down and trees down blocking the roadways. Please do not approach down wires. Please do not travel on roadways unless absolutely necessary

There are poles and wires down in the Crosswicks Hamilton Township area near South Broad Street. There were reports of numerous locations. If traveling in that area be careful tonight. has a reporter in Jackson and will be sending in updates. Check back for further details and photos.

UPDATE from Jackson Police Department

First and foremost we hope everyone is safe! There are ALOT of reports of damage throughout the entire town. We are aware of power outages and the power companies along with DPW and county are doing all they can to clean everything up and restore power.

All emergency services are working diligently to get this accomplished.

The following roads are closed at the moment:

– West Commodore Boulevard between Cedar Swamp Road and Diamond Road

– North Cooksbridge Road between Rose Dr and Willow Drive along with parts of South Cooksbridge Road.

We ASK that everyone please stay in doors and off the roads so clean up can be completed safely. Please don’t venture out to assess the damage, we will take care of that.

As always do not hesitate to call us if you need our assistance or emergency services! Please refrain from calling us about power outages as we are aware and our dispatchers are fielding a high volume of calls.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe!!!

Jackson Township, New Jersey after the storms tonight. Photo from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.

Photos below by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

Hail that fell in Robbinsville – Allentown – Upper Freehold Township area.

Monmouth Executive Airport In Wall Township Reopened After Jet Runs Off Runway In High Winds From Thunderstorms

April 2, 2023 Update from Wall Township Police:

On 4/1/23 at 7:38 PM, Wall Township Police and Fire District 2 responded to Monmouth Executive Airport for an aircraft incident. Investigation on scene revealed a twin-engine jet left the runway while landing. It lost control upon entering a grass median, and came to rest on its underside off the taxiway. 

Sudden high winds from incoming thunderstorms were a contributing factor. 

The aircraft was occupied by its pilot and copilot. Both self-extricated from the plane and were uninjured. The plane sustained significant damage. Wall Fire District 2, with assistance from Monmouth County Hazmat, were able to isolate the fuel from the aircraft. The scene was secured until morning.

With daylight as an advantage, emergency crews returned to the airport the following morning. A private towing and recovery company removed the plane and the debris field was cleared. Spilled fuel was mitigated. The airport was closed during the initial investigation and has since reopened.

This was one of over 100 calls for service Wall Township Emergency Services responded to over the course of three hours due to the storm. It is another example of our personnel operating at a unique emergency under one unified command structure resulting in a successful outcome. 

April 1, 2023

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Wall Township Police reported that Police and Glendora Fire Company are on scene at the Monmouth Executive Airport for a jet that left the runway upon landing. All occupants are safely out of the aircraft without injuries. The airport will remain closed until the outcome of the investigation. The aircraft is a Cessna Citation X.

Wall Township Police Photo

File Photo: Tomás Del Coro / Wikipedia Creative Commons Licensed Use

Flight information from both Flightradar24 and

Tornado Warnings And Severe Thunderstorm Warnings For Most Of Central New Jersey

April 1, 2023

8:00 p.m. update

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)-ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The storms have moved east of Trenton and cut through the center of the state knocking trees and wires down. is monitoring communications for any reports of damage. There are reports of people trapped in a vehicle in Upper Freehold Township due to wires and trees down on a car. Numerous roadways are closed due to trees and wires down. A large amount of hail has fallen in the area that could create damage to cars and other items.

Looking at radar the storms area currently in the shore areas.

Hail that has fallen from the severe thunderstorms with tornado warnings in the Robbinsville – Allentown – Upper Freehold Township areas.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Tornado Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for most of Central New Jersey. Take Cover Immediatly.

Monroe Township Firefighters Quickly Extinguish House Fire

April 1, 2023

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Firefighters reported that at 6:08 a.m., this morning, fire box 5710 was struck for a reported smoke condition in a residence. All Monroe Township fire units responding were updated that this was confirmed to be a working fire. Ladder 23 arrived first due and quickly extinguished the fire before it extended further into the residence. Tower 57 arrived 2nd due and laddered the residence, performed primary searches and checked for extension. Engine 5 and 51 units were also on location. Plainsboro (49) was assigned RIT and units from Millstone Twp and Jamesburg were recalled while en route.

No further details are available at this time.