The nor’easter that moved along the New Jersey coastline Tuesday delivered garden-variety impacts.
Residents experienced heavy rain, gusty winds, minor to moderate tidal flooding, and scattered power outages during the peak of the storm Tuesday morning.
Over three inches of rain fell at spots along the Jersey Shore, with most communities seeing at least two inches, according to the National Weather Service
A personal weather station in South Seaside Park recorded a peak wind gust of 53 miles per hour shortly before noon.
Large waves battered the beaches, contributing to erosion.
The combination of heavy rain and a tidal surge, coupled with clogged drains, led to flooded streets in the areas that typically experience inundation, forcing authorities to close impacted roadways.
JSHN contributors reported street flooding in communities along the entire coastline. Portions of Routes 30, 34, 35, 36, and 72 and a causeway leading to Wildwood were closed, along with a significant stretch of Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Island.
In Beach Haven, JSHN contributors reported inundation in front of Joey’s Pizza and Pasta on Long Beach Boulevard, which is so notorious for standing water that a sign at the business reads, “Occasional waterfront dining.”
Further north in Sea Bright, firefighters rescued a woman from her vehicle after she drove into a flooded portion of Route 36, according to reports.
As flooding began to recede in most areas during the afternoon hours, authorities reopened roadways, and the National Weather Service discontinued a coastal flooding warning.
Officials did not report any significant property damage.
Atlantic City Electric and JCP&L reported scattered power outages throughout their coverage areas, with over 3,000 customers within JCP&L’s zone still without power as of 3:15 p.m.
Ocean City public schools were closed today in anticipation of the nor’easter.