New Jersey

Transformer Blows Out, Knocks Out Power to Thousands in New Jersey

A transformer blew early Wednesday knocking out power to thousands of customers in Burlington County, New Jersey and delayed the school day for some students.

The transformer break caused wires to come down along the Pemberton Browns Mill Road in Browns Mill around 4:40 a.m., said county dispatchers.

At the height of the outage around 2,600 customers lost power, said Jersey Central Power & Light. By 6:30 about half those customers had power restored. [[378952521, C]]

The Pemberton Township Schools District website wasn't working at one point Wednesday morning but a Twitter feed connected to the district claimed that due to detours, bus pickups and school drop-offs would be delayed.

On his Twitter feed, superintendent Tony Trongone thanked the office of emergency management for opening all roads as of 7:40 a.m. and allowing schools to operate normally.

Crews hoped to get the lights back on for everyone within several hours, said the power company.

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