Downed wires in Independence Twp. causes power outage

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Downed electrical wires in Independence Twp. is caused more than 500 customers to be without power Sunday morning.

At 4:48 a.m., power lines came down on Russling Rd between Tannery Rd and Highland Rd. A tree branch snapped and took down two power lines.

This is the second time in less than a week in which power lines have come down on Russling Road causing a power outage.

According to Jersey Central Power & Light, 449 customers are without power in Independence Township, 112 in Mansfield Township and 9 in Hackettstown.

Power has been restored to the affected areas.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook