DEP: Beach buggy access at Island Beach State Park prohibited through Friday “at the latest”

     Judge's Shack along the Island Beach State Park oceanfront as seen yesterday morning by Kevin Knutsen.

    Judge's Shack along the Island Beach State Park oceanfront as seen yesterday morning by Kevin Knutsen.

    Island Beach State Park is open for visitors but remains closed for beach buggy pass-holders, the state announced. 

    The park reopened for the public as scheduled at 6 a.m. yesterday.

    But Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle access remains closed since entrances are blocked by wind-driven snow and sand, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. 

    The state expects restoring beach buggy access by Friday “at the latest.” 

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