Strong nor’easter causes flooding, wind damage at the Jersey Shore

A fierce nor'easter brought strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and beach erosion to the Jersey Shore.

Parts of Route 35 in Belmar experienced some flooding, causing OEM crews to set up detours as a precaution.

Multiple utility poles came down in Neptune, but the area did not lose power. A local restaurant tells News 12 New Jersey that it will close for the evening because the owner is fearful employees will not be able to safely make it in to work.

Monday's nor'easter saw winds of over 60 mph in some areas of the Jersey Shore.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for parts of the state through early Tuesday morning, including parts of Essex, Union, Hudson, Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties. A wind advisory was been issued for other areas as well.

The nor'easter also brought some flooding to low-lying and coastal areas. A coastal flood advisory was issued for the entire Jersey Shore.

The surf was very rough out in the barrier island community of Ortley Beach. The water was coming up over the small, temporary sand dunes that were put into place.

Residents say there is concern about back bay flooding due to the strong winds pushing the ocean out of the Barnegat Bay. Many homes in the area were at risk due to floods.

The strong winds uprooted dozens of trees and even tore off the roof of a condo building in Long Branch.

The nor'easter also caused power to be knocked out to thousands of customers. New Jersey's utility companies tell News 12 that crews were working to restore service.

The windy and rainy conditions were expected to last into Tuesday.

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