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Freeholder Director: I Will Demand BPU Investigation Into JCP&L

Freeholder Director John Curley wants a probe into the power utility's response to Hurricane Sandy.

Freeholder Director: I Will Demand BPU Investigation Into JCP&L

Monmouth County Freeholder Director John P. Curley said he will send a letter to the state Board of Public Utilities today, asking for an investigation into JCP&L's post-Hurricane Sandy response. 

Curley said he wants to know how many personnel and trucks JCP&L put to work following the forecasted storm. A week later, 26 percent of the county is still struggling without power, and temperatures in their homes are falling as a vicious nor'easter approaches. 

"I think they've done a poor job of keeping the public informed," said the county executive outside the Keansburg Bolger School day shelter, on the day before he faced re-election in the polls.  

"All you hear is you will have power by next week. But that's not good enough. We need to know where — what streets — and when," said Curley.

He said the county has helped beleaguered Bayshore municipalities obtain gasoline for emergency vehicles, provided vehicle repair services, and loaned equipment like front end loaders. 

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