The Delaware Bay is frozen, so that means the Cape May Lewes Ferry is grounded for now. The Delaware River and Bay Authority announced that the ferry will not be running on Saturday, and that may continue into Sunday as temperatures will fail to reach 20 degrees, and get even colder at night.
The wife of former Congressman Bill Hughes, Nancy Hughes, has passed away at the age of 82. Hughes passed away Thursday night and had been ill for several years. Nancy Hughes lived in Ocean City and was involved in many community organizations and events.
More Sears and KMart department stores are closing nationwide, and one of them is in New Jersey. A Sears located in Toms River on Hooper Avenue will be among the cuts, and liquidation sales will start shortly. Sears now has fewer than 1,300 stores nationwide.
Governor-elect Phil Murphy and other federal and state lawmakers held a press conference Friday to denounce the Trump Administration’s plan to conduct offshore drilling off the coast of New Jersey. Senator Robert Menendez says he’s “hot as hell” over the plan. Lawmakers believe the plan creates an unnecessary environmental risk, and an accident could devastate…
Cape May County’s government will reorganize Tuesday afternoon. County officials announced that the reorganization meeting that was cancelled due to the blizzard will be held at 4:30pm. Two freeholders, and a new sheriff, will be sworn in to office.
The Friday morning rush hour began with an accident on the Garden State Parkway, just north of the Atlantic City exit. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority reports an accident in the northbound lanes just north of Exit 38; the right lane has been blocked. No word of any injuries.
It’s business as usual today at the Atlantic City International Airport. The airport reports that all flights are on time today and scheduled to depart, and arrive. Always check with your air carrier to make sure your flight is on schedule.
The lights largely stayed on in our region during the blizzard. Atlantic City Electric is reporting only spotty outages in a few areas of South Jersey Friday morning. Strong winds following the storm put distribution lines at risk, but no large outages were reported in our area.
So long blizzard, hello arctic temperatures for a few days. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Cape May County for wind chill values approaching -10 Friday night, and again on Saturday night. Winds could gust above 40mph today which will make it feel very cold, very quickly.
An incredibly busy day for the Atlantic City Fire Department got busier Thursday night with a fire at a low income apartment complex. A fire broke out Thursday night on the top floor of the Jeffries Inlet Towers on North Vermont Avenue. Early reports indicated there were no injuries.