Power Back On For Thousands In N.J.

Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

COLTS NECK, N.J. (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) – The power was back on for most people in Monmouth County Tuesday, after a hot, uncomfortable night.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports it could have been much worse

Jersey Central Power And Light said about 70,000 customers were affected by a sub-station failure in Colts Neck.

The outage also caused major traffic problems, because traffic lights weren’t working.

There were a few accidents, but no serious injuries were reported.