Monmouth County's electrical grid took a severe hit by Hurricane Sandy and Marlboro and Colts Neck were no exception.
As of Tuesday at 9 a.m., 13,639 households in Manalapan out of the 14,962 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) serves were without power, according to the company's New Jersey outage map. In Englishtown, 1,050 of 1,062 lost electric.
According to the outage map, 85 percent of Monmouth County, or 237,541 of 280,646 customers, is without power.
Residents should anticipate lengthy delays, JCP&L warned on its Web site.
"While assessment of the damage by utility workers will be ongoing, the slow-moving nature of the storm will slow the process and hamper the conduct of restoration work. Restoration times will be updated as the severity of the storm's impact on the electrical system is determined," the statement read.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations do not allow lineworkers to go up on poles to repair damage if winds are above 40 mph, which weather forecasts predict the gusts may be Tuesday.