Flooding forces closure of some Shore roadways Tuesday morning

    With over two inches of rain in portions of the Jersey Shore and more on the way, roadway flooding is a problem Tuesday morning.

    Forecasters expect an additional one to two inches of rain over the next several hours. Tidal flooding later this morning could exacerbate flooding on vulnerable roadways. 

    Here are the current closures as of mid-morning from the New Jersey Department of Transportation:

    STAFFORD: As of 6:53am, there’s Flooding on NJ 72 westbound East of Ivy Rd in Stafford Twp. All lanes closed use caution.

    WALL: As of 7:47am, there’s Flooding on NJ 71 in both directions South of CR 18/16th Av in Wall Twp. All lanes closed use caution. As of 7:32am, there’s Flooding on the Garden State Parkway in both directions in the vicinity of Exit 98 – NJ 138 in Wall Twp. Left lane.

    BELMAR: As of 8:17am, there’s Flooding on NJ 35 in both directions South of NJ 71/H Street in Belmar. All lanes closed use caution. (UPDATE: Southbound lanes are open as of 9:25 a.m., according to Mayor Matt Doherty.)

    BRIELLE: As of 8:31am, there’s Flooding on NJ 35 in both directions NJ 71/Union Av in Brielle. All lanes closed use caution.

    LAVALLETTE: As of 7:50am, there’s Flooding on NJ 35 northbound South of CR 8/Washington Ave in Lavallette. 1 lane may be blocked use caution.

    NORTH WILDWOOD: As of 8:49am, there’s Flooding on NJ 147 westbound area of Maryland Av in North Wildwood. 1 lane may be blocked use caution.

    ABSECON CITY: As of 8:42am, there’s Flooding on US 30 in both directions area of CR 646/Delilah Rd in Absecon City. 1 to 2 lanes closed use caution.

    In Long Beach Island, Long Beach Boulevard is closed southbound from 32nd Street in Brant Beach, according to the Long Beach Township Police Department. Just up the island, Barnegat Avenue is closed in Surf City, according to the Surf City Police Department. 

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