South Jersey bridges go cashless The Cape May County Bridge Commission and Delaware River Port Authority announced Wednesday they will implement cashless tolling as of 6 a.m. Thursday. This will remain in effect until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Cape’s directive includes Middle Thorofare, between Cape May and Wildwood Crest; Grassy Sound Bridge, between North Wildwood and Stone Harbor; Townsends Inlet Bridge, between Avalon and Sea Isle City; Corsons Inlet Bridge, between Strathmere and Ocean City; and Ocean City-Longport Bridge, between the northern end of Ocean City and Longport. Drivers crossing the DRPA’s Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges should use the designated E-ZPass lanes, according to a news release from the authority. Vehicles with E-ZPass will continue to be charged. Vehicles without E-ZPass can drive through the toll plaza, and equipment installed in the lane will capture a photograph of the license plate and an invoice for the cost of the toll will be mailed to the registered owner. The rate billed will be the regular cash toll rate; no additional administrative fees will be charged if the invoice is paid within 30 days. atlanticare sets up triage tent in hammonton AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has set up a temporary triage tent outside the Satellite Emergency Department at its Health Park in Hammonton, the company said Tuesday. AtlantiCare set up similar tents on its Galloway Township and Atlantic City campuses March 14. Like those two, the Hammonton tent would only be used if the hospital saw an “increase in patients as a result of the flu or other illnesses in an epidemic or pandemic situation,” said Dr. Thomas Brabson, chairman of emergency services at AtlantiCare. The City and Mainland tents have yet to be used. Rescue Mission seeks help The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is asking the public for donations during the pandemic. “If you are in a position to give and to help us get through this critical time we would appreciate any amount that you can contribute for IMMEDIATE aid,” Dan Brown, president and CEO of the mission at 2009 Bacharach Blvd., said in a Facebook post Monday. Donations can be made at acrescuemission.org. -- Press staff reports

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