A far flung power disruption broke down electricity to much of Monmouth and parts of Ocean and Middlesex counties tonight.
Power officials have announced that a fire at a transformer in Neptune resulted in the outage, which left more than 10,000 customers without any electricity and disabled traffic lights during high traffic hour on several major roads.
Jersey Central Power & Light media relations officer Ron Morano was heard telling the folks that fire was the primary suspect in some high-voltage transformers to trip off-line. But as to why the fire started in the first place, nobody has the answers yet. Sabotage, faulty equipment, wear and tear could be potential causes but only an investigation would reveal that.
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