Snowstorm causes ocean breach in Ortley Beach

Friday's snowstorm caused an ocean breach in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River, flooding Route 35. The ocean breached near Second Avenue, through a

The water flooded Route 35 through a large gap in the dunes.

The water flooded Route 35 through a large gap in the dunes. (2/10/13)

ORTLEY BEACH - Friday's snowstorm caused an ocean breach in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River, flooding Route 35.

The ocean breached near Second Avenue, through a large gap in the dunes. It then flowed under a condo and spilled out onto the street.

Police blocked off the road. Toms River Police Chief Mike Mastronardy says property owners who haven't agreed to build a strong dune system should cooperate to avoid this type of flooding in the future.

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