TOMS RIVER, NJ – A passing storm late Friday afternoon cause power outages to as many as 20,000 homes, according to Jersey Central Power & Light. Of those outages, by 8:00 pm, power had been restored to 14,000 homes. The company estimates, through their online outage monitoring website, most could have their power returned by morning. The outages were centered around the Toms River area. You can check the status of a power outage at JCP&L’s website. Photo by JCP&L.