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Day 5 With No Power For Most

Getting through another day without heat or light in Wall Township

Good morning, Wall Township.

For most, it’s Day 5 without power, and most without heat. It’s November, and it’s getting colder.

If you’re lucky enough to live around the Collingswood Circle area, your power has been on for two days. If you’re lucky enough to live on the west end of Belmar Boulevard, somehow tied into the traffic light at the boulevard and Route 34, your power came on last night.

You’re the envy of all Wall Township.

The Intermediate School was opened last night to those who had no other refuge from the cold. As I write this at 9 a.m., they are leaving. It is a temporary shelter. No official word yet if that will open again tonight.

In addition to the traffic light at Route 34 and Belmar Boulevard, the light where at Airport Road and the state highway is also functioning, as well as the light where Wyckoff Road meets Route 34. But no others.

There are about 11,000 residents without power. of those will have power by Monday. But the company says the remainder could wait another seven to 10 days, putting those unlucky folks right in the middle of a possible Nor’Easter that could hit mid-week.

The gas stations on the Northwest side of town are open. Rationing, however, starts today – as if not being able to find an open gas station at all isn’t rationing enough.

: If the last digit of your license plate – no matter where in the sequence that digit falls – is even, you may fill up on even numbered days. Odd numbered plates, odd days. Vanity plates, those without digits, are, appropriately, considered odd.

The 7 p.m. curfew has been lifted.

If you’re low on ice or water, the distribution center at the Circle Factory Outlet center at Atlantic Avenue and Route 35 is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please use the comments below to help out: Tell everyone where you’re finding supplies – batteries, gas, kerosene, food – and what you see from where  you are.

Good luck, Wall Township.

Bob Quinlan November 03, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Drove to mile post 76 twice yesterday and filled car and gas containers waited 10 min each time If u have enough gas to get there (about 25 miles) Worth it compared to a couple of hrs wait
bill sandow November 03, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Route 9 in Howell open and gas stations are pumping. Not killer wait either.
TheOffice November 03, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Status Update By Brian Froelich for Congress Everyone, My office will be open until 7:00 pm to the public as a charging station. Come in get warm and charge any electronics. We are located at: 2202 Rt. 9 South Howell, NJ 07731 Right next to Season's Fired Bistro. Below are some shelters and centers open to the public. Monmouth University 400 Cedar Bridge West Long Branch, NJ (732) 571-3400 Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center 4240 Atlantic Ave Farmingdale, NJ (732) 938-5061 Pine Belt Arena 1245 Old Freehold Rd Toms River, NJ (732) 818-8536 The Gymnasium (Open to Belmar Residents) 601 Main Street Belmar, NJ 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Walmart Duracell Charging Stations 3575 NJ 66 Neptune Township, NJ 07753 Starbucks in Lakewood is accepting donations of non-perishables. To further help in these efforts, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross, or text RECOVERY to 52000 to donate $10 to the United Way.
Wall Resident November 03, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Can someone tell me why Wall Township is NOT EVEN LISTED on the Governor's restoration list he keeps talking about!!! I looked it up and in Monmouth County there is NO MENTION of Wall Township!!
Dave November 04, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Just saw Wall on the list, but it's very vague. Apparently, ***possible rumor*** there was a substation flooded that may cause areas of north Wall near Central School to be out for a longer period of time. Not getting any info out of JCP&L.
jimmyjwallman November 04, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Wow. Wall is falling apart. Just read on starnewsgroup.com that a woman was killed at an intersection. Wonder if it was one of the many unattended intersections in town!
jimmyjwallman November 04, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Look at starnewsgroup.com for the story and click on the link, they have the updated list from JCPL. Doesn't look good though.
Walleye November 04, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Much of south Wall (Shop Rite plaza, Four Seasons, Apple Ridge, along route 35 to Sea Girt Ave) got their power back tonight.
nancytaylor1@frontier.com November 04, 2012 at 03:40 AM
would like to find out what kind of damage has been don to wall,nj 07719 can any one help me on checking on 1618 rogers ct. wall,nj. thank you nancy taylor1@frontier.com
nancytaylor1@frontier.com November 04, 2012 at 03:46 AM
HI DID U GET AN ANSWER I AM TRYING TO LOOKAT THIS ADDRESS 1618WALL NJ.PLEASE HELP me
Stormy November 04, 2012 at 07:42 AM
Rogers Ct is fine. Just still without power.
BD Kimbrough November 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Sea Girt Estates without power. Three big trees down with wires in them, Magnolia Ave., Azalea Ave. and West Chicago Blvd. Don't want to go into the Northeaster Wed with no power.
Sickofcryers November 04, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Hello, it wasnt left unattended, Someone disregarded the red light,plowed thru it and got themselve killed, Corner of Rt 34 and Belmar Blvd. Move on if you dont like this town.
angela tamayo November 04, 2012 at 02:24 PM
West Belmar Section of Wall Twp from Grove St east came on last night.
Jenn Romelfanger November 04, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Atlantic ave still no power. Not sure when
Katie November 07, 2012 at 03:36 AM
The woman that was killed did not plow thru the intersection. According to news she was hit by pick-up truck. People should get their facts straight before posting. This is someone's mother. Very disrespectful.

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