A couple out walking on Applegate Street in the River Plaza section of Middletown confirmed their power was restored around 2 p.m., and Shadow Lake Village Drive also had power again.
On Carpenter Street, one could see porch lights were on, TVs were buzzing, and the glow of torchiere lighting. A resident there said the lights came on around 3 p.m.
Another Carpenter Street resident said a friend who lives behind St. Leo's in Lincroft reported her lights were restored around 4 p.m.
JCP&L trucks were on Applegate and West Front Street, and small crowds of neighbors who were still awaiting power watched the men doing their work, with high hopes.