As of Thursday afternoon, Jersey Central Power & Light still was at work to repair and restore downed power lines and a transformer on Minebrook Road reportedly snagged and pulled down by a tractor trailer driving on the road on Wednesday, Bernards Township police said.
However, as of shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, the previously closed road had one lane open and police were directing traffic, according to police.
The accident at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday knocked power out in the area, and Mine Brook Road reportedly was closed between Whitenack and Chapin roads.
JCP&L anticipates returning power to affected residents by 8 p.m. on Thursday night, police said.Verizon also was anticipating working on restoring downed fiber optic cables throughout the day on Thursday, and on Friday, according to police.
Minebrook Road was expected to be possibly restricted to one lane in the area of Whitenack Road.