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Residents Without Power After Car Strikes Pole on Manchester Avenue

Approximately 275 Forked River residents are without power

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.

Tanja Hageman September 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Western boulevard? Not Manchester... Right by board of Ed building and enterance to parking by tennis courts @ gille park Lanoka harbor as well
JOHNNY Done it September 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Was this guy texting or drinking the road curves he went straight & hit the guide wires snapped the pole in half. He was lucky he didnt mow down some one on the walking path idiot...... not too many other reasons was clear & the road dry.....power was out till midnight...
JOHNNY Done it September 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Does anyone on the patch know any follow up on this?

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