Crews were delivering a seemingly unending number of dump-truck loads of sand to Toms River’s Ortley Beach section Friday afternoon as waves spurred by a nor’easter began to undermine oceanfront buildings and threaten dune breaches.
Dump trucks lined up on Sixth Avenue and surrounding streets, making their deliveries one-by-one. It appeared the crews were from the Earle Asphalt company.
Waves battered the condominium building north of the former Surf Club and appeared to be undermining its foundation. There were no true breaches of the makeshift dune as of 12:45 p.m., but there were frequent overwashes as the temporary sand berm thinned.
The tide, luckily, was on its way out.