Many Brick residents – about half that lost power during Wednesday's nor'easter – had gained back electrical power by Friday morning, Jersey Central Power & Light reported.
By early Friday morning, 7,863 customers remained without power, down from 14,000 after Wednesday's snowstorm and a high of about 32,000 after Hurricane Sandy first struck.
The company said 7,891 customers had their power restored Thursday, and estimated another 364 would be restored Friday and just under 2,000 would be restored Saturday.
Several large areas, including developments off Princeton Avenue and developments in the northern portions of the Herbertsville section, were restored Thursday night.
Resources were still available for residents in need of warmth or a hot meal.
Free hot meals were being served at:
- Brick PAL, Drum Point Road, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.
- Brick Presbeterian Church, Drum Point Road, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (check daily, 732-477-0676).
- Visitation Church, Mantoloking Road, three meals per day, call 732-920-1365.
Brick Knights of Columbus Council 836 has announced it will host a spaghetti dinner Friday evening at its building at 1065 Cedar Bridge Avenue for all affected by the storms. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The township's FEMA disaster center is also open and now located in Civic Plaza, on Chambers Bridge Road.