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Coastal storm causes South Jersey road closures

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As the storm began to make it's way into South Jersey, flooding conditions left many drivers unsure of where it would be safe to travel, as many roads were shut down because of the high tide flooding.

Flooded streets and closed roads are nothing new to the residents of South Jersey, but that doesn't mean drivers will ever get used to having to avoid it.

"I was using my GPS and was trying to find a CVS, and it said traffic incident." Flooding on the Black Horse Pike in West Atlantic City was the cause of some backed up traffic on Wednesday afternoon. Two lanes were closed after police deemed them unsafe to travel.

Gina Montagna was one of the drivers stuck in traffic. "I think I'm about to turn around and go the other way, find a different CVS."

For at least the next two days workers are encouraging drivers to avoid the Black Horse Pike during high tide, and possibly other times throughout the day. They say the road will most likely experience closures for the next few days.

The Townsend Inlet Bridge in Avalon was also closed off to drivers because of the slow moving storm impacting our area.

We spoke with many South Jersey city officials to ask if they were preparing for the storm, which is expected to bring days of rain and tidal flooding. At this time they say they are monitoring the storm's path before taking any precautions against possible coastal erosion.

The National Weather Service says a Coastal Flood Advisory will be in effect Thursday from 11:00AM till 4:00PM. 

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