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.

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