TOMS RIVER - Full-time residents of the Chadwick Beach, Chadwick Beach Island and Silver Beach sections of Toms River were allowed to return to their homes today.

Residents were allowed in from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to retrieve belongings, winterize, meet with contractors and start the cleanup process.

Officials say much of the area still has no gas, power or other utilities.

Information on the township's barrier island re-entry plan can be found at the: Toms River Township website