Power Problems Cause Travel Delays in NJ, NYC

Outages have forced police to manually direct traffic at several intersections in New Jersey

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    A voltage dip briefly halted subway service throughout New York City Wednesday. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014)

    Sporadic power outages in Toms River, N.J. are affecting traffic signals and causing traffic delays, while earlier in the day a voltage dip briefly halted subway service throughout New York City.

    According to police, the outages in Toms River began around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and have forced police to manually direct traffic at several intersections.

    Drivers are being urged to avoid these areas which include the intersections of Route 37 and Route 166, Route 37 and Peter Avenue, Cedar Grove Road and Clifton, and Lakehurst Road at the Garden State Parkway Exit ramp.

    Jersey Central Power and Light said they are aware of the problem and are working to restore the power. No word yet on what is causing the outages.

    In New York City, a brief Con Edison system voltage dip caused subway delays Wednesday morning.

    According to Con Ed, the voltage dip which occurred around 9:30 a.m. was felt citywide.

    Emergency brakes were automatically activated on subway trains, leading to delays across the system, the MTA said. Service has since returned to normal.

    A spokesman for Con Ed said a damaged piece of equipment on a transformer caused the voltage dip.

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