The following information came from the County of Cape May in advance of the coastal storm expected to impact our region on March 1st-4th:

In preparation of the coastal storm striking the east coast tomorrow and extending into the weekend, the Townsends Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will be closing at 5:00pm on Thursday March 1st until sometime Sunday March 4th when weather conditions become more favorable for traffic to cross the bridge.

According to the latest briefing from the National Weather Service, Cape May County will be experiencing major coastal flooding and high winds through the weekend.  With the high tides expected and an easterly wind, waves will be washing over the seawall on the Avalon approach to the Townsends Inlet Bridge.  Due to the narrow open lane in the construction zone, the expected high winds will make it difficult for vehicles to cross the bridge.

Due to the forecast of heavy rains, winds and tidal flooding, Fare Free Transportation will not be providing service to any of the barrier islands on Friday March 2, 2018.  Services to the mainland communities will remain on schedule.

Regular dialysis trips will be provided as well as Meals on Wheels for the barrier islands, all other services to the barrier islands only, are suspended for Friday March 2.  All countywide Fare Free Transportation services for today, Thursday March 1, are running and on schedule.

The Senior Centers in North Wildwood and Ocean City will be closed due to the potential of severe weather and flooding, the Senior Centers in Lower Township and Upper Township will remain open.

All other Cape May County Government Services and Offices will be open and operating during regular business hours.

Please check the Cape May County Park and Zoo website for any changes in hours of operation, heavy winds could present a danger to the animals and or the potential threat to visitors from falling tree branches.