Cape May County is reporting two additional deaths from coronavirus, and 44 new cases. Both victims are women from Ocean City. There are five new cases reported in long term care facilities.
The United States Coast Guard continues to monitor the tugboat “Miss Aida”, which sank about two miles north of Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday. The crew on board reported that a wave broke the windshield of the boat, causing it to sink. There were no injuries.
New Jersey has moved much closer to a plan that would legalize recreational marijuana. The New Jersey Assembly approved a measure Thursday that sets rules and regulations for legal weed. The Senate is up next. Supporters say this bill will commit to social justice.
New Jersey reported an additional 77 deaths from coronavirus on Thursday. The one-day figures also show another 4,319 new cases of the virus. The number of overall cases is just shy of 420,000 and will surpass that mark on Friday.
The Cape May County Zoo will experience a delayed opening on Thursday. The Zoo will open at 12 Noon today to allow time to clean up any debris caused by the overnight storm. The County Parks are clear and open to the public.
Cape May County intends to close the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge on Avalon Boulevard for three consecutive overnights, starting Monday night. A major rehabilitation of the bridge is ongoing all winter, and some concrete will be poured. Starting Monday night, the bridge will be closed from 7:00pm-5:00am for three consecutive nights.
South Jersey fared very well in regards to power outages caused by the nor’easter. There were very few outages in our part of the state, and zero widespread outages in Cape May County. As of Thursday at 9:45am, only 530 customers were without power in Atlantic City Electric’s service area.
It’s been a busy 24 hours for the New Jersey State Police. Due to a snowstorm that dumped plenty of snow in the northern half of the State, police have responded to over 200 motor vehicle accidents. More than a foot of snow fell in New Jersey’s northern most counties.
Avalon’s Borough Council met Wednesday evening and approved a new municipal ordinance that regulates the implementation of the expansion of various wireless facilities. Mayor Marty Pagliughi says the process was comprehensive, and requires various carriers to integrate into, and not dominate, communities in the Borough when they choose to implement 5G and other wireless technologies.
The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge that connects Avalon to Sea Isle City was closed Thursday morning. At 9:30am, Avalon Police announced they closed the access road to the bridge due to excessive wave action in the Inlet in advance of this morning’s high tide. Moderate tidal flooding is possible this morning in shore communities. The roadway…