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Section of Lakeshore Drive in Cliffwood Beach Reopened

Wednesday's flooding left sand blocking the roadway, police said.

A section of Lakeshore Drive in Cliffwood Beach is now open, according to Police Chief John Powers. 

Lakeshore Drive between the Whale Creek Bridge and Ridge Road was closed Wednesday as the township's Department of Works cleared the roadway.

See photos of the flooding Wednesday morning here. 

Jan Ruth February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM
I will say that this area has been flooded for 25 years..lol..It floods out from high tide alone and it's really inconvenient to the people that live in my small part of town. The road needs to be raised and, of course, year after year there is no money in the budget to do the work. But it's so much worse since Sandy came through. I hold no hope that it will ever change.
Concerned Mom February 28, 2013 at 06:41 PM
I personally love the reminder that Mother Nature rules and we get a break from people who don't live in this section of CB and are just using it as a "shortcut?". It usually only happens 6 days out of the month. Raising the road seems so costly and ridiculous. What they are doing out on the beach is even more ridiculous. They're taking sand from dunes that have already been compromised from Sandy and compromising them further by taking sand away from them to "build dunes" on the breached part of the beach as a protection against the water?? All of that work was washed away in hours the other night. Close the Road!
Barzillai March 01, 2013 at 01:26 AM
This isn't typical tidal flooding. The bay is actually encroaching. Raising the road won't help; the waves would soon undercut the foundation of the roadway and, like the dunes project, the effort would be for naught. Better to build a bridge from Bayview Church to the Middlesex Co line. That's what we face in that low lying area. It won't happen, of course, but any lesser project would be money out the window. Again, this isn't routine tidal action anymore.
Nancey Ryder-Cunningham March 01, 2013 at 08:47 PM
It seems to me that when Aberdeen put the new walkway in a few years ago, some of the barrier sand dunes were taken out and never put back. It's much more open than it was a few years ago.
Robbie Minton March 02, 2013 at 12:29 AM
I lived on Lake Shore Dr. Years ago. I have lived in FL for many years. Here they " replenish" the sand lost from storms from inland sources. Maybe that would work in CB? Otherwise natural erosion and physical changes of the shoreline will never stop.

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