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Hurricane Sandy: Wall Storm Damage Update

Ongoing news you can use in and around Wall Township, updated frequently

There is a new non-emergency telephone number to call for storm-related information, staffed 24-hours a day while Hurricane Sandy bears down on the area.

Residents may call (732) 280-4380 for storm-related issues that are non-emergency situations, Lt. Walter Pomphrey said.

As of 12:30 p.m. Monday Wall Police are reporting officers have responded to 61 calls, firefighters have responded to 5 and EMS have responded to 8 calls, Pomphrey said.

Residents should be advise of the following situations, which will likely develop and change quickly as the storm moves in:

Closed:

  • Brighten Ave. Bridge
  • Belmar Blvd. between Marconi Road and Hwy 35
  • Brighton Ave. closed from Marconi Rd (Wall) to Hillside Rd (Neptune).
  • Belmar Blvd. is closed from Route 35 to Marconi Rd. because of flooding.
  • Route 35 north is shut down at the Belmar boundary.
  • Herbertsville Road at the GSP overpass – A tree down and wires blocking the roadway.
  • 1700 block of L Street - Tree blocking roadway
  • Lakewood Road between Route 34 and Ramshorn Drive - Downed tree blocking roadway
  • River Road at Jordon Way - Tree fire with downed power lines

After 7:00 p.m. today, the following roadways may be closed due to their propensity to flood quickly during periods of heavy rain:

  • Routes 33/34 between the Collingwood Circle and the Howell boundary
  • Allenwood / Lakewood Rd at the Brice Park bridge
  • Hospital Road
  • Belmar Blvd east of Marconi Road

From the township Office of Emergency Management: Sandy strengthened overnight and now has maximum sustained winds of 85mph. Sandy has made the turn to the northwest and is now headed directly toward the central NJ coast where landfall will occur sometime around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Monday.

Coastal flood guidance indicates major coastal flooding this morning between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The next high tide this evening centered around 8 p.m. is forecast to be 2 to 3 feet above the highest tide of record at Sandy Hook. Severe coastal flooding will occur this evening with the likely of complete destruction of all boardwalks, pavilions, piers and docks along the immediate coast. There will also be damage to homes located near the ocean, bays or rivers.

 

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Paul Curtis October 29, 2012 at 08:42 PM
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