Photo Essay

Boulevard Under Water as Winter Nor’easter Hits LBI

Jan 24, 2017
Photo by: Ryan Morrill Beach erosion in Harvey Cedars on Tuesday morning.

Flooding, some of the worst this area has seen since Superstorm Sandy, and beach erosion were visible impacts of a nor’easter that made road travel difficult Monday night, Jan. 23 into Tuesday, Jan 24. Large potions of Long Beach Boulevard were impassable and closed by the Long Beach Township Police Department. Wind gusts yesterday recorded in Harvey Cedars reached 55 mph.

The tide is currently receding and winds are projected to switch offshore so tonight’s high tide isn’t expected to create the same conditions as this morning.

Here is a sampling of storm scenes from one end of the Island to the other.  —R.M. 

High winds in Beach Haven Monday afternoon. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Holgate Monday afternoon. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Holgate Monday afternoon. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Looking south from Holyoke Avenue in Beach Haven Monday afternoon. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Flooding near Wawa in Ship Bottom Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Beaches are closed in Harvey Cedars due to erosion. (Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
Flooding near the Surf City bay beach Tuesday about 8 a.m. (Photo by: Curt Travers)
Flooding near the Surf City bay beach Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Curt Travers)
Dune fencing in Surf City is nearly covered by sand pushed by a roiled ocean. (Photo by: Curt Travers)
A truck navigates through floodwaters at Eighth Street and Barnegat Avenue in Ship Bottom. (Photo by: Curt Travers)
Beach erosion near Washington Avenue in Holgate. (Photo by: Jack Reynolds)
The wooden Jetty in Holgate Tuesday morning. (Photo by: Jack Reynolds)
Long Beach Township police closed areas of Long Beach Boulevard. (Photo by: Jack Reynolds)
Large portions of Long Beach Boulevard were impassable. (Photo by: Jack Reynolds)
(Photo by: Curt Travers)
(Photo by: Curt Travers)
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