Lacey is experiencing power outages after a car struck a pole in the area of Manchester Avenue this evening.
Township Administrator Veronica Laureigh confirmed that a car struck a pole on Manchester Avenue, causing a power outage in the Municipal Building and along Lacey Road. The township utilized a backup generator for tonight’s Committee meeting.
At approximately 6:37 p.m. a car struck a pole causing downed wires, according to police communications. Traffic was being diverted.
The accident was cleared as of 8:20 p.m., Committeeman Gary Quinn said. No one was seriously injured.
As of 8:25 p.m. approximately 275 Forked River residents were still without power, according to JCP&L’s map.
The traffic lights at the entrance for the Garden State Parkway as well as at Manchester Avenue were out at 7 p.m.
A representative from the Lacey Township Police Department was unavailable for comment.
To report an outage, click here or call 888-544-4877.
Please return to Lacey Patch as more information becomes available.