South Green Street Closed as Tuckerton and Little Egg Weather Nor’easter
Monday afternoon’s high tide during this week’s nor’easter forced the closing of South Green Street in Tuckerton to all but residents starting at 6:15 p.m.
Water completely covered the road from Anchor Avenue to the end at South Green Street Park through the evening and early morning tide on Tuesday. A notice to residents reminded them to remove all articles that could float or be wind-borne amid predictions of 50- and 60-mph gusts.
A police officer at the intersection of Marshall Avenue said the department would raise the barrier around noon on Tuesday as the tide went down and after snowplows from Ocean County and Tuckerton’s public works departments removed debris.
Many homes in Tuckerton Beach have been raised above base flood elevations and there were no reports of damage although two large sailboats did lose their mooring and beached on marshes at the entrance to Tuckerton Creek.
Little Egg Harbor residents were virtually unscathed as the lagoon community of Mystic Island and Osborn Island are elevated slightly higher.
Great Bay Boulevard, the road that connects the Rutgers Marine Field Station to the mainland, was also closed for the high tide cycles. —P.J.