LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of Jersey Central Power & Light customers lost power Tuesday evening.

At one point, over 10,000 customers were without service in Ocean County.

The outage affected over 6,600 customers in Lakewood, over 2,000 customers in Jackson Township, and over 1,600 customers in Toms River.

The outage lasted for about an hour and a half.

Service was restored to the majority of customers around 8 p.m.

A spokesperson said the outage appeared to be caused by an issue with a circuit breaker. Crews were in the process of making repairs at a substation in Lakewood.

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CBSNewYork Team