SEA BRIGHT: STREETS INUNDATED AGAIN

SB FLOOD 120914 1SB FLOOD 120914 2In a scene reminiscent of the early hours of Hurricane Sandy, a paddleboarder made the most of opportunity and took to the streets of Sea Bright Tuesday morning. “The wind is rough,” he told redbankgreen as he worked his way past the Sea Bright Supermarket.

Many of the borough’s side streets were flooded in the convergence of a wind-driven downpour and Shrewsbury River high tide, as were stretches of Ocean Avenue, which remained open to traffic.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

 

RUMSON: DRIVER RESCUED FROM FLOODING

RUMSON flood 120914 1 A car sits in the center of Waterman Avenue, its emergency lights still flashing, moments after its driver was rescued Tuesday morning. Below, a pickup truck abandoned near the boat ramp on Avenue of Two Rivers. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

RUMSON flood 120914 2One motorist was rescued and another abandoned his inundated truck as the worst flooding to hit Rumson since Hurricane Sandy swamped low-lying areas of Rumson, police Chief Scott Paterson said Tuesday.

Borough police rescued an unidentified female motorist from her car after it became stuck in floodwaters on Waterman Avenue at about 11 a.m. Paterson tells redbankgreen.

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SEA BRIGHT: FLOODS MAY CLOSE OCEAN AVE.

just_in1Sea Bright officials may close Ocean Avenue along the length of the borough due to flooding from Tuesday’s heavy rains, police Chief John Sorrentino tells redbankgreen.

At 9:45 a.m., Ocean Avenue was impassable due to flooding in the 300 block – about halfway between the Rumson and Highlands bridges — as well at the Monmouth Beach border, Sorrentino said.

In addition, side-streets on the Shrewsbury River side of the narrow borough are experiencing “the usual” flooding, he said.

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ABOUT THAT ‘NO ACCUMULATION’ FORECAST…

Uh-oh: It has a name – ‘Athena’ – and contrary to National Weather Service forecasts earlier Wednesday, she has already dumped more than an inch of slushy snow on the tri-state region. Above, a snowplow gassed up at the Exxon station on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank. At right, a fender-bender involving a Cluck U Chicken delivery guy and a second driver opposite the Armory Ice Complex on Chestnut Street, also in Red Bank.

The Weather Channel says we’re in for a couple of inches overnight. (Click to enlarge)

NORTHEASTER MOVES INTO REGION

A cold, wet storm quaintly referred to in some quarters as a ‘nor’easter’ moved into the hurricane-battered tri-state region Wednesday afternoon, though this bicyclist on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank appeared undaunted by the rain and snow. The National Weather Service forecasts the mix will continue into early morning Thursday. (Click to enlarge)