Road closures

Traffic leaving Atlantic City on the Black Horse Pike was diverted onto the Atlantic City Express-way due to coastal flooding Sunday. Monday morning’s high tide could bring more flooding.

Nicole Leonard / Staff Writer

10 p.m.: Atlantic City police warn the Black Horse Pike remains closed and drivers should seek an alternate route.

3:30 p.m.: The George Redding Bridge in Wildwood is again open to traffic as flooding has receded, said Wildwood Police.

West Wildwood Police reported that all streets are now passable. Police warned residents that water levels may rise Sunday night during high tide, to keep cars on high ground and to expect road closures.


Friday’s storm caused major flooding throughout the South Jersey region that has extended into Sunday along with small pockets of power outages.

Law enforcement and local authorities announced several closures to roads and bridges Sunday.

11:15 a.m.: Atlantic City Electric announced that more than 97 percent of the 79,000 power outages that occurred since Friday’s storm have been restored. Some customers in heavily damaged areas may be without service until late Monday night, officials said.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday, about 1,900 customers remained without power. Areas in Glassboro, Gloucester County, and Winslow Township, Camden County, experienced the most damage.

Atlantic City Electric and the American Red Cross will open warming shelters Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Pfeiffer Community Center, 301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown, and in Burlington County at 20 Jackson Road, Medford. The shelters will offer bottled water and have cellphone charging stations.

10:45 a.m.: Local authorities are warning people that high tides could lead to more flooding and are advising people to move cars to higher ground.

10:20 a.m.: A portion of Route 40 (Black Horse Pike) between Pleasantville and Atlantic City remains closed Sunday morning. Motorists traveling inland from Atlantic City will be diverted to the Atlantic City Expressway West.

The George Redding Bridge in Wildwood is closed due to high flood waters, according to the Wildwood Police Department. Police recommend using alternate routes.

Flooding on N.J. 147 (West Spruce Avenue) in North Wildwood has closed all lanes and traffic is being diverted.

Flooding on U.S. 30 westbound (Absecon Boulevard) between east of Illinois Avenue and west of Delilah Road has caused lanes and traffic is diverted.

Atlantic City Electric is reporting a number of small power outages mainly throughout Atlantic and Cumberland counties affecting between two and 20 people at a time. The electric company estimates restoration of power in Atlantic County by noon and up to 8 p.m. in Cumberland County.

Know of any road closures Sunday due to flooding? Email or call 609-272-7231.

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Previously interned and reported for, The Asbury Park Press, The Boston Globe

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