Atlantic City police rescues two cars from tidal flooding

Dan Smith

10 am Atlantic City Police rescued two vehicles near Albany Avenue in Atlantic City Friday morning.

On Friday morning, the Atlantic City Police Department flood truck had to rescue two vehicles stranded in floodwaters. Moderate flooding was seen across most of the Jersey Shore, with hours of tidal flooding before freezing rapidly later in the day.

A high water vehicle was dispatched to the incident to assist with the matter.

The Inside Trophee tide gauge, near Albany and Winchester Avenues, reported a maximum tide height of 7.24 feet above the average low tide, the average of the two low tide heights for the day. It will subside and no more flooding will occur during the day.

9:35 am Storm surges were affecting the interior on Friday morning.

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Absecon police reported that several roads in the city were closed due to rising water levels.

  • South Shore Road - between Route 40 and California Avenue
  • Ohio Avenue - between Station Avenue and South Shore Road
  • Route 9 – Between Ohio and California Avenues

Jim Eberwine, Absecon's emergency management coordinator, said the town had 18 inches of water at the corner of Illinois Avenue and Shore Road.

White Horse Pike is reduced to one lane on both east and west sides as of 8:30 am.

9:14 am A brief snowfall that could reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile, followed by momentary freezing in places, will result in a Winter Weather Advisory being issued for all of Southern Jersey Friday from 11am-6pm it was done.

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Between 10am and 1pm, rain turns to snow in many places as temperatures drop from west to east. Snow doesn't stick to the road, but the falling snow and the very gusty winds that come with it can make driving dangerous. On cold, grassy surfaces, he can get up to half an inch of snow.

A cold front comes straight from the North Pole and will bring us the coldest Christmas since at least 2000, but there are exceptions here.

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In addition, wet areas quickly freeze when the rain or snow stops. By 12:00 p.m., the west side of the Garden State Parkway will be below freezing, and by 2:00 p.m., the Ocean County coastline will be below 32 degrees.

8:59 am A moderate flood stage hit most of the Jersey Shore Friday morning as strong easterly and southerly winds pushed water into the bay and spilled over land such as Dock Road in Eagleswood, Ocean County. It is the only way into and out of the West Creek section of the .

A moderate flood phase hit most of the Jersey Shore Friday morning as strong easterly and southerly winds pushed water into the bay and spilled over land like Dock Road in Eagleswood, Ocean County.

8:51 am On Friday morning, storm surges made both the Dorset Avenue Bridge in Ventner and Wellington Avenue impassable.

City officials have asked drivers to use Atlantic Avenue for the day, as most streets were reportedly flooded early Friday morning.

Authorities also warned drivers to exercise caution when driving in flooded areas if necessary. Drivers should limit speed in flooded areas to reduce wake from vehicles. This is because it can exacerbate flood damage to homes and businesses.

Officials said normal traffic flow should resume when the weather improves and the tide recedes..