Wildwood public works vehicles got to work on Thursday morning to help get a New Jersey Transit bus out of the snow. The bus got stuck in the snow at Rio Grande and New Jersey Avenues during the storm Thursday morning. The bus kept moving after the rescue, without incident. Photo: Wildwood Police Facebook page.
The Lower Township Police Department made several promotions during the Township Council meeting on January 3rd. Two of the promotions were in house, to the positions of Sergeant First Class and Corporal. The officers who were promoted were John Chew, Donald Vanaman, Robert C. Smith Jr., Charles Ryan, and John Armbruster, Jr.
Cape May County has cancelled its reorganization meeting that was scheduled for 5pm Thursday. County officials say the meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. Two freeholders and a new sheriff were expected to take their oaths of office.
When the roads are clear of snow, you may want to grab a Powerball ticket. There were no winners in Wednesday night’s drawing, which pushes the estimated jackpot to $550 million. Two tickets sold in New Jersey for last night’s drawing are worth $50,000 apiece.
The Avalon Police Department closed the roadway leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge. The closing came shortly before 9am Thursday in advance of the high tide, which may run higher than normal due to the storm. The road will be reopened when it is safe to do so.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for Cape May County. The emergency declaration also extends to Atlantic, Ocean, and Monmouth counties. All state offices are closed for the day. Christie is asking people to remain off the roads throughout the day.
Governor Christie ordered all state offices to open two hours late during an announcement Wednesday night. Christie says the delayed opening was to allow for road crews to plow streets during the morning rush hour. No word if that late opening will be extended in our region, which is feeling the worst effects of today’s…
It’s not a great day to fly out of ACY. The Atlantic City International Airport has many flights that are cancelled due to the winter storm. Spirit Airlines flights that were supposed to arrive from Florida have been cancelled through 4:25pm today. Check with your carrier to determine your flight status.
If you plan to drive on the Garden State Parkway today, be aware that travel conditions are not favorable. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced that the speed limit on the Parkway has been dropped today to 35mph due to snow on the highway. Crews have been out during the overnight hours trying to keep…
The power is largely still on in South Jersey. As of Thursday at 7:15am, Atlantic City Electric only reports a few people without power, and they are in the Hammonton area. The winter storm is expected to cause some power interruptions due to strong winds and heavy snow on some distribution lines.