HIGHTSTOWN - Hightstown is drying out following Hurricane Irene. Municipal offices, including the police station and borough hall were destroyed by the storm.

The boil water advisory was lifted but the town still struggles to clean up water from the Peddie Lake after it flooded the area. The water that rushed into the town was so strong that it tore bricks from the Main Street bridge.

The state checked the bridge Thursday but hasn't decided yet if its safe enough for cars. The borough hopes to have the bridge open to traffic before the weekend.