There is a power outage going on right now in much of Monmouth County, parts of Southern Middlesex County and Northern Ocean County.
Traffic is a major concern throughout the Greater Middletown Area. There are some lights functioning along Rt. 35 in the township. There is a police presence at key intersections. But, traffic is heavy as literally hundreds of people are stuck on the road during the drive time commute heading toward home.
Notably, power is on in Freehold and the surrounding area. The source of the problem is allegedly a power terminal in Neptune.
The WABC website has a good story about the problem. Click on the headline to go to the site.