Over 5,000 residents living in Lakewood and Jackson township in New Jersey are without power, after a transformer exploded. JCP&L expects power to be restored by 8PM this evening.

Rita’s Italian Ice, located at 681 River Avenue in Lakewood is part of the affected area. They responded accordingly by giving out free ice to whoever comes by the store. Additionally, two employees can be seen standing with a tray handing out free ice to vehicles stopping at the traffic light on Rt 9 in front of the store. Rita’s Ice is Kosher Pareve and the syrup is produced under the OU supervision.