Atlantic City blocks beaches because of erosion

    This balmy weather may have some in New Jersey contemplating a stroll on the beach. If so, beware the cliffs.

    Atlantic City is blocking access to a half-mile stretch of beachfront after erosion created cliffs as high as 18 feet in some spots.

    Officials have set up barricades between Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Avenues until a beach replenishment project is completed.


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    The Army Corps of Engineers pumped 280,000 cubic yards of sand after Tropical Storm Irene fives months ago at a cost of $10.3 million.

    Atlantic City Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Foley tells The Press of Atlantic City it’s dangerous because a person could walk right off a cliff at night.

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