Numerous Shore roadways closed due to tidal flooding

     (Photo: Putneypics via Flickr)

    (Photo: Putneypics via Flickr)

    Moderate tidal flooding is occurring this morning along the Jersey Shore, resulting in the closure of low-lying roadways that typically flood.

    The ocean high tide cycle is ending as of around 8:30 a.m., with high tide approaching in the back bays. The coastal flooding is underway because of the strong onshore flow and an astronomical high tide due to the new moon. 

    Vulnerable communities along the back bays will experience moderate to localized major tidal flooding through the late morning hours. 

    Flooding is impacting major roadways this morning. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty says Route 35 through his community is once again closed. The following is a list of closures from 511nj.org:

    As of 8:06am, there’s Flooding on NJ 36 in both directions between South of Center St in Monmouth Beach and Sandy Hook in Sea Bright. 1 to 2 lanes closed use caution.
    As of 8:10am, there’s Flooding on NJ 35 southbound NJ 71/Union Av in Brielle. 1 lane may be closed use caution.
    As of 8:14am, there’s Flooding on NJ 147 in both directions area of W Anglesea Dr in North Wildwood. 1 to 2 lanes closed use caution.
    As of 8:16am, there’s Flooding on US 40 in both directions East of CR 608/Franklin Av in Egg Harbor Twp. 1 to 2 lanes closed use caution.

    In addition, most low-lying roadways that are vulnerable to flooding are also likely experiencing inundation, according to the National Weather Service. 

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