A large Verizon Wireless outage knocked out cell service for parts of New Jersey including Hunterdon and  Middlesex counties Thursday evening.

Verizon logo is seen at a Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco
Verizon logo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The outage impacted cellular and 911 service for many Verizon Wireless customers. The cellular company's "down detector" website showed a large area of New Jersey without service, or with weak service as of about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Customers posting to a message board on the site complained of a lack of cell service in South Brunswick, Somerset, Franklin Park, Hillsborough, Glen Gardner and a number of other towns in the Garden State.

South Brunswick Police issued a Nixle alert but later canceled it after being notified by Verizon that it had been able to restore service to the Middlesex County area.  The Verizon outage lasted for approximately 90 minutes.

Verizon had not indicated at that time how long it would take to fully restore cell service to the other customers in the outage area.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.


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