Route 109 from Cape May to Ocean Drive in Lower Township will be closed for several hours today during the 16th annual Ocean Drive Marathon.

Police said motorists leaving Cape May will be diverted through West Cape May during the marathon, which is expected to last from 8:30 through 11 a.m.

Motorists are advised to find alternate routes.

Wallace McKelvey

More than 30 years’ experience reporting and editing for newspapers and magazines in Illinois, Colorado, Texas and New Jersey and 1985 winner of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association’s John Murphy Award for copy editing.