BREAKING NEWS

Wednesday, Nov. 26th: Road to Townsend's Inlet Bridge Closed

2014-11-26 11:20:51 swahl

On the morn­ing of Wednes­day, Novem­ber 26th the Avalon Police Depart­ment tem­porar­ily closed the road­way lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.  There is wave action on the road­way due to today’s storm event.  Please find an alter­nate route in the interim.  The road­way will be opened again to vehic­u­lar traf­fic once the wave action on the road­way sub­sides and it is safe to do so.

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Wed, Nov. 5th: Avalon Bouelvard Closed Due to Accident

2014-11-05 15:52:48 swahl

UPDATE, 5:06PM: Accord­ing to Atlantic City Elec­tric, it will no longer need Avalon Boule­vard closed in order to repair a util­ity pole that was dam­aged in this afternoon’s motor vehi­cle acci­dent. Avalon Boule­vard will re-open to vehic­u­lar traf­fic at approx­i­mately 5:30pm on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 5th. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving. Power is being restored through­out the Bor­ough of Avalon fol­low­ing the motor vehi­cle acci­dent on the Boulevard.

The Avalon Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety wants you to know that Avalon Boule­vard has been closed in both direc­tions on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 5th, at 3:45pm due to a motor vehi­cle acci­dent on the Boule­vard.  The Boule­vard is being closed in both direc­tions until fur­ther notice due to a util­ity pole being struck by a vehi­cle.  Please avoid that area and plan another route in and out of Avalon.  Thank you.

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Sat, Nov. 1st: Portion of Ocean Drive Closed Heading Towards TI Bridge

2014-11-01 14:19:30 swahl

The Avalon Police Depart­ment announced at 2:16pm on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st that it has tem­porar­ily closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing towards the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge. The approach­ing high tide com­bined with strong winds has caused some wave over wash on the por­tion of the road­way lead­ing to the bridge. Please plan an alter­nate route to access Sea Isle City for the next few hours. The road­way will open later today after high tide and when con­di­tions are once again safe.

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Friday, Oct. 31st: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued for Saturday, Nov. 1st

2014-10-31 15:57:20 swahl

Flooding

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued a Coastal Flood Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st, from 1:00–7:00pm.  The advi­sory means that there is the poten­tial for minor coastal flood­ing at time of high tide on Saturday.

A coastal storm is expected to move up the New Jer­sey coast­line on Sat­ur­day bring­ing with it rain, windy con­di­tions, and the poten­tial for coastal flood­ing along the shore.  The cur­rent fore­cast calls for rain to develop over Avalon dur­ing the overnight hours on Sat­ur­day and last­ing into Sat­ur­day evening.  Wind gusts at the end of this storm on Sat­ur­day after­noon and Sat­ur­day evening are expected to be out of the north­west at 45mph.

Please take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions dur­ing this storm event.  If you have any objects out­side of your home that may be sub­ject to strong winds, bring them inside or secure them.  Never attempt to drive through any flooded inter­sec­tion or on any flooded street.  If you live in a por­tion of Avalon that typ­i­cally gets minor flood­ing dur­ing events like these, espe­cially along por­tions of Ocean Drive, con­sider mov­ing your vehi­cle to higher ground on Saturday.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st will be at 3:25am and again at 3:47pm.  The storm is expected to be away from our region by Sun­day.  The first high tide on Sun­day will be at 3:31am.  Please remem­ber that the por­tion of Ocean Drive near the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge is sub­ject to wave over wash.  In instances where it is unsafe, the Avalon Police Depart­ment will close that road­way mak­ing the bridge inac­ces­si­ble.  Please give your­self extra time if you plan on going to Sea Isle City dur­ing this storm event as that por­tion of Ocean Drive may be closed, espe­cially before, dur­ing, and after high tide.

Here is the next of the advi­sory issued by the National Weather Ser­vice Fri­day afternoon:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM EDT
Saturday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advi­sory… which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM EDT
Saturday.

* Loca­tion… coastal sec­tions of Delaware and south­ern New
Jer­sey… includ­ing the ocean front and inlet areas.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor tidal flood­ing expected.

* Tim­ing… around the time of high tide Sat­ur­day afternoon.

* Impacts… expect road­ways most prone to minor tidal flood­ing to
flood. Any rain that falls at the time of high tide will add to
the flood­ing problem.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. Minor tidal flood­ing often results in some Road
clo­sures. Usu­ally… the most vul­ner­a­ble road­ways will flood.

Do not leave your vehi­cle at a loca­tion that is prone to tidal
flood­ing. Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
your­self in dan­ger and your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to
costly repairs.

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Sunday, October 12th: Avalon Police Close Road to TI Bridge

2014-10-12 11:26:07 swahl

On Sun­day, Octo­ber 12th at 11:17am, the Avalon Police Depart­ment close a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.  The clo­sure resulted from wave over wash on the Avalon side of the bridge which makes that por­tion of Ocean Drive unsafe for motorists and pedes­tri­ans.  This clo­sure is expected to end later this after­noon.  In in the interim, please seek an alter­nate route to access Sea Isle City from Avalon.  High tide at the bridge occurs at 11:27am.  This evening’s high tide is expected to be about a foot lower than this morning’s high tide.

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