Pipe Freeze Warning Issued Amid Power Outage In Ortley Beach – Patch.com

TOMS RIVER, NJ A "long-term" power outage in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River has prompted a warning from authorities that homeowners should check their pipes for freezing.

The Toms River Office of Emergency Management issued the warning Friday afternoon for Ortley Beach and said homeowners should contact Jersey Central Power & Light.

There were more than 1,500 homes without electrical service on the barrier island, including in Seaside Park, Toms River and Brick, as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to JCP&L's outage center.

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The cause of the power outage and its anticipated length were not immediately available. A message to JCP&L was not immediately answered.

Toms River officials said homeowners in the area from Colony Road to Fielder Drive need to take precautions.

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Water company officials from Suez offered the following tips about how to protect their water meters and appliances from freezing pipes.

By following a few simple tips, homeowners can avoid costly repairs:

Inside the home

If you won't be home

If the pipes freeze

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