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Monmouth County Curfew Lifted for Inland Towns

Coastal communities continue to have a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

Monmouth County officials have lifted the curfew for some municipalities, however the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. ban is still in effect for coastal communities.

“A countywide curfew has been in effect since Tuesday to ensure the safety of our residents,” Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a press release issued by the county. “We are now confident that the ban can be lifted for some of the county and appreciate the public’s compliance in this important order.”

The Sheriff explains that the curfew is still in effect for the coastal municipalities of Aberdeen, Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Deal, Interlaken, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Manasquan, Matawan, Middletown east of Route 36, Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Union Beach.

Golden reminded residents that although the county-wide ban has been lifted in roughly half of the towns, local municipal curfews may continue to remain in effect.

In towns where the county-wide curfew remains in effect, only essential personnel may be outside and on the roads from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. This includes emergency service personnel and those who are responsible for critical services within the county.

Peter Koenig November 02, 2012 at 12:48 AM
We must all respect the law. However, one questions the basis for the curfew. I haven't seen a single utility truck anywhere in my neighborhood, day or night. Is the purpose to keep the roads clear for repair trucks (only at night) or to deter criminal behavior - a very valid and important goal, albeit one the utility company doesn't want us to realize. Much better to say those phantom trucks need a clear path as their ghostly crews labor thru the night, to vanish with the dawn.
Tiffany Ric November 02, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I don't know what all of the complaining is about. I have seen so many utility trucks over the past 2 days. They may not be working in your front lawn, but they're certainly out there--from all over the country, too. Anyone who is looking to keep busy while they wait for power should consider taking a trip to the nearest shelter with food and supplies... where the people who SHOULD be complaining are just thanking God they're alive.
Peter Koenig November 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
The complaint is that the utility company refuses to tell anyone when their power is scheduled to be restored. The further complaint is that there are no work-by-night trucks anywhere in our town. Just tell me if my family will continue to shiver in the dark for another day or a week or a month. Surely we are entitled to that minimal consideration.
lisa November 05, 2012 at 11:01 AM
I really don't understand why yhou think you have th right to complaint. I am also with children in the dark and very cold, trees still down all around me, doesn't look like we wil have power and time soon, but I am VERY GRATEFUL that when I d get restored I still have my home, my own bed to sleep in and I get to hug and love my children. So may people don't get to d that anymore. And I'm sure would gladly trade places with you and be only without power and heat. Stop complaining and help the people that need it

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