Tree Down in the Road in Atlantic Highlands. Credit: Brian Boms / facebook
Tree Down in the Road in Atlantic Highlands. Credit: Brian Boms / facebook

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – A powerful thunderstorm with high winds came through the area Monday evening, snapping trees and telephone poles and plunging into darkness thousands of homes.

Atlantic Highlands Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny said this morning, “The main road closures include Ocean Blvd between (Upper) East Highland Ave and Mt Mitchell with electrical lines entangled in downed trees.

“Bayside Drive at Hudson Springs due to 2 snapped electrical poles with one across lying the street.

“Ballinswood Road with 5 snapped electrical poles.

Road Closed in Atlantic Highlands Trees Down in Road. Credit: Brian Boms / facebook
Road Closed in Atlantic Highlands Trees Down in Road. Credit: Brian Boms / facebook

“Several other streets are closed due to low hanging wires that include East Highland Ave near Victorian Woods and East Lincoln Ave and Third Avenue.

“Our Street Department has been out since 10:30 PM last night and they continue to do great work.


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“We ask for everyone’s patience as we manage this storm. We are in contact with JCP&L who advise over 1000 people are (still) without power and they have no estimated time of restoration.”

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...