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Status Of Shore Communities

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A look from SkyFOX over Atlantic City a day after Sandy hit. A look from SkyFOX over Atlantic City a day after Sandy hit.

Sandy devastated New Jersey's coast, causing significant flooding to roads, bridges and the beaches.

While some residents along the Jersey Shore have been able to return since the storm hit, others still remain closed and it's not yet clear when they'll be back open.

Below, we've put together a list with the most updated information of the status of Jersey Shore communities in our area.

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Check back with us regularly for further information as we will continue to update and add to the list.

ATLANTIC COUNTY: (As of 3:25 p.m. Friday)

- Gov. Christie has announced that he has granted the Atlantic County government's request to rescind the mandatory evacuation order for the barrier island communities of Brigantine Beach, Margate City, Longport Borough and, as of Friday morning, Atlantic City.

- Ventnor homeowners and businesses will be allowed back on the island at 3:30 p.m.

- County officials say residents must enter via Rt. 30, the White Horse Pike. They will not be able to access the town from the Atlantic City Expressway.

- Towns released from the mandatory evacuation order will continue to operate under locally imposed 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews, until otherwise advised by local officials.

- Atlantic County officials have added a page on the county's website for residents about what to do after a hurricane. The page includes several tips and important links.

CAPE MAY COUNTY: (As of 5 p.m., Thursday)

- Gov. Christie has granted the Cape May County government's request to lift the mandatory evacuation order for the barrier island communities of Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City and Ocean City.

As of Thursday morning, Cape May County officials say 8,608 Atlantic City Electric customers are without power.

Cape May County Officials say the following roads remain closed Thursday morning:

Access to Strathmere is from the North through Ocean City.

City of Cape May:

- The North end of Beach Drive (CR604) between Baltimore and Wilmington in Cape May is closed.

- Ocean Drive (CR619) from 4th Avenue to Townsends Inlet Bridge in Avalon is closed indefinitely because the roadway was severely damaged and portions of the roadway have washed away.

- Ocean Drive (CR619) from 29th Street in Sea Isle City to 56th Street in Ocean City is closed due to sand covering the roadway and damage to the roadway.

Bridges closed:

- Townsend Inlet Bridge

(Wednesday Updates)

- Cape May County officials say the County Office of Emergency Management sent a request to Gov. Christie, asking permission for Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood and North Wildwood to re-open their communities. The request was denied by Gov. Christie. The county says it has not lifted the mandatory evacuation order instituted on October 29 for all Barrier Island communities.

- All Cape May Court House, government is open to the public with some exceptions. You're asked to call the department you are visiting for verification. All Cape May County Senior Centers remain closed Wednesday. Click here for road conditions and updates.

Ocean City: (As of 2:45 p.m. Thursday)

- The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management says the city is allowing limited re-entry into the island for residents, business owners and property owners. The Route 52 Causeway (9th Street Bridge) and the 34th Street Bridge will be open for limited access.

- The Longport Bridge remains closed.

- Residents are asked to show identification or documentation of property ownership upon entering the city.

- The city says a mandatory driving curfew within Ocean City is in place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

- There is no cut off time for residents, property and business owners to enter the city.

Sea Isle City: (As of 1 p.m., Wednesday)

- Sea Isle City's Office of Emergency Management says the city will allow homeowners, residents and business owners into town to inspect, repair and clean up their properties. All owners are asked to inform the police department if they smell gas or see any electrical problems. Access to the island is for the security of individual properties and businesses only.

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