Crews work to restore power to thousands after high tension wire falls

Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of northern New Jersey residents who lost power Tuesday afternoon when a high tension wire fell down near Interstate 80.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2022, 10:23 PM

Updated 674 days ago

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Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of northern New Jersey residents who lost power Tuesday afternoon when a high tension wire fell down near Interstate 80.
As of 10 p.m., around 4,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers remained in the dark. JCP&L says around 60,000 customers were without power at one point.
The company says the wire came down on I-80 in Morris County and sparked a brush fire. The highway was closed for a time in the area while the fire was extinguished.
The power outage comes as New Jersey dealt with an eighth day of temperatures above 90 degrees.


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