Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted For 11 Barrier Island areas - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted For 11 Barrier Island Communities

Posted: Updated:
TRENTON, N.J. -

The mandatory evacuations in several Barrier Island communities were lifted Thursday to allow residents to return home for the first time since Sandy tore through the area.

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday announced he was granting a request by the Atlantic County government to lift the mandatory evacuation for some of the barrier island communities.

Christie's office says the evacuation order was lifted in Brigantine Beach, Margate City and Longford Borough.

The communities of Atlantic City and Ventnor City remain under the mandatory evacuation order at the request of each city's local officials, Christie's office said.

County officials say residents who want to return to Brigantine must enter via Rt. 30, the White Horse Pike. Residents will not be able to access the town from the Atlantic City Expressway.

The towns not under the mandatory evacuation order will continue to operate under a locally imposed 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew until further notice.

Later Thursday, Christie's office announced it had lifted the mandatory evacuation for Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City and Ocean City.

CHECK TO SEE THE STATUS OF YOUR COMMUNITY: Status Of Shore Communities

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:05:55 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:22 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices