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Plenty of Wind and Waves, But Little Flooding in Nor’Easter

While flooding closed down major roads on Long Beach Island and some other coastal areas of New Jersey, the same storm that caused it had little affect on travel on the county’s northern barrier island.

Route 35 was clear most of the day Saturday, boats at marinas rode high with the tide and 8 to 12 foot waves crashed at beaches, but the wind caused few power outages and most flooding was minor and restricted to a few side streets. Trucks from the island’s electrical utilities were waiting on standby at numerous locations but did not appear to be needed for repairs. Beside the ocean, a dusting of blowing sand lightly accumulated in parking areas and beside beach entrances.

The first nor’easter of the season had largely exited the area by Saturday night after bringing high wind gusts and the occasional torrential rain band overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Drizzle and some breeziness remained, and a coastal flood advisory remained in affect until 3 a.m. Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 58, and west winds around 13 m.p.h. Rain and showers will move in again Sunday night, and a chance of showers will continue into Monday, especially after 2 p.m.

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