Officials in Cape May County say that Mill Road in Upper Township is closed due to part of the road collapsing. The embankment was eroded around an existing storm drain pipe due to runoff from Irene’s rains which caused the road to collapse. County road crews have installed signs and work will start on Thursday.
IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP FLOODING AND THE RESULTING TRAFFIC ARE STILL A VERY BIG PROBLEM. THE TOWNSHIP DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY JUST S FEW HOURS AGO. MAYOR AMY GATTO WANTS RESIDENTS TO STAY OFF THE ROADS IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN.
CLOSED ROADS INCLUDE:
ROUTE 40 EAST, MAIN STREET, WEYMOUTH ROAD AND ROUTE 322 IN THE AREA OF MAYS LANDING. ROADS IN THE CENTER OF MAYS LANDING AND TO LAKE LENAPE ARE ALSO CLOSED.
MAYOR GATTO IS ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO USE ROUTE 54, ROUTE 50 AND THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY. SHE ADDED THAT THE MALLS AND SHOPPING AREAS ARE ACCESSIBLE.
Post Irene Flooding on Great Egg Harbor and Mullica Rivers
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Atlantic County is now experiencing anticipated flooding on the Great Egg Harbor River in Hamilton Township and the Mullica River in Mullica Township as heavy rainfall from the storm is producing increased water levels. Since midnight river levels have risen one half foot and are still rising.
The impacts were first felt yesterday as water began to wash over roadways causing some damage and making some roadways impassable. The county had notified residents in advance of the flooding via Global Connect phone messages that they should prepare for flooding and to potentially leave the area. An additional message was sent at 6 AM this morning advising residents to evacuate if their properties were endangered and they felt it unsafe to remain.
"Although we may have escaped Irene relatively unscathed, river flooding still poses a dangerous threat. Our job is to protect the safety of our residents and to advise them of potential risks and dangers and what actions they need to take to prepare and respond," stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Roads that are currently experiencing flooding include:
Hamilton Township Weymouth DaCosta Road between Route 322 and Weymouth Mizpah Road
5 Points (Lenape Ave., Park Rd., Hudson St., Ken Scull Ave., 3rd St.)
Route 561 spur(Mays Landing Blue Anchor Rd.) between 8th and 54th St.
Route 322 at Palace Pizza
Mullica Township Elwood-Pleasant Mills Road between Nesco Road and Jackson Road
Nesco Road at Burlington County line
Columbia Road near Airport Road
Egg Harbor Township
Bridge EHT 21 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, between English Creek and Zion Road
County engineering crews continue to assess roadways and bridges for damages related to Hurricane Irene and current river flooding. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and not to drive through standing water.
Residents who need assistance should call their local Office of Emergency Management. Contact numbers are posted on www.ReadyAtlantic.org and also available in the blue pages of the phone book.
Residents with damage from the August 26-28 storm may report it by completing the online form on the county web site at: www.aclink.org
Irene could make a direct hit to Cape May Sunday morning, bringing its powerful eye along the New Jersey coast as the storm moves north, according to the 11 a.m. National Weather Service Advisory.That may mean the South Jersey coast will be battered by high winds, heavy rains, huge waves and moderate to severe coastal flooding. Tune into TV 40 for important information throughout the evening.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irene.The declaration clears the way for the state to deploy resources, such as the National Guard, to counties and municipalities as they prepare for the storm.
The 10th Annual Claudia’s Crab Fest & Reunion will be held on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD2011 at the Margate Log Cabin from 4 to 8 PM sponsored by The Claudia Fund.
The price is $35.00 for adults ($40.00 at door), which includes Maryland hard shell crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, dessert, cold beer and soda. Children’s tickets are priced at $12.00 ($15.00 at door), which does not include crabs or beer.
There will be music, entertainment, children’s activities, and plenty of prizes.
The Claudia Fund is a non profit charitable organization established by family and friends in the memory of Atlantic City area resident Claudia Ann Bergman who died of brain cancer 10 years ago at age 53.
As a result of the last nine events, The Claudia Fund has been able to donate $459,000 to The Claudia Fund for Neuro-Oncology Research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
For ticket information, please call 609-823-2594 or 609-823-1909 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org