The east side of Red Bank is currently experiencing a widespread power outage, with almost 700 residents in the dark.
Police Capt. Darren McConnell said several transformers blew when today's storm rolled in but JCP&L is already on scene.
The captain and JCP&L had no estimate as to when power may be restored but he did not anticipate the outage lasting well into the evening.
Downtown is fully powered as of 4:30 p.m., as is the West Front Street business corridor. JCP&L trucks were witnessed in the area of Prospect Avenue and Harding Road.
Otherwise, Red Bank has experienced just one traffic accident in today's storm with no problems of note due to wind or rain.
Hundreds of customers in Fair Haven and Little Silver also are currently in the dark. JCP&L estimates 438 currently without power in Little Silver and 382 in Fair Haven.
Those without power should not contact the police. Instead, report the outage to JCP&L online by clicking here or call 1-888-544-4877.