Winter Storm Sparks Concern For Jersey Shore Towns
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By Cleve Bryan
ATLANTIC CITY (CBS)– With a coastal flood advisory in effect for the Jersey Shore there’s concern high tides could ice over roadways in low-lying areas.
“When the tide recedes you may have some icing there because of the winds and the cold temperature,” says Atlantic City’s Chief of Emergency Services Tom Foley.
He’s concerned that road conditions will be hazardous due to three factors: freezing temperatures, high wind and higher than normal tides caused by a new moon on New Year’s Day.
“The saltwater will ice up just as much as regular water will ice up,” says Foley.
Public works crews will be working throughout the night and large rescue trucks are on standby should people become trapped in their homes.
Officials are urging people entering and exiting Atlantic City to avoid the Black Horse and White Horse Pikes during high tides Thursday night around 8 p.m. and Friday morning around 9 a.m.