I want to update you on the coastal storm that is expected to continue through tonight.
The National Weather Service has decreased its prediction for snow accumulation. They’re now calling for 2 to 3 inches. While the amount may not be great, the heavy mix will make the roads slippery, so please use caution and limit travel if possible.
Our biggest concern remains street flooding. The next high tide comes at 11:49 a.m. at the Ninth Street Bridge. We’re asking everybody to be prepared to move vehicles to higher ground. An even higher tide is expected just after midnight tonight (12:08 a.m.). Our latest weather statement includes more detail on the forecast and on places where you can park cars.
Like most others throughout the region, Ocean City schools are closed today for the safety of students.
Trash pick-up will continue today on a regular schedule. If you can’t get trash out today, our contractor will make another round tomorrow (please try to brush snow off your trash bin lids to make it clear which addresses need pickup). Tomorrow’s pickup could be affected by snow. As always, you can call 609-399-6111 with questions about the schedule.
The Ocean City Community Center, Ocean City Free Public Library and Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center remain open, and residents can check back at www.ocnj.us for any change in that schedule.
The Ocean City Board of Education and Zoning Board meetings scheduled for tonight have been postponed. The Board of Education has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Monday (March 26). The Zoning Board will meet 7 p.m. next Wednesday (March 28). The Ocean City Recreation indoor soccer program has been cancelled for today.
For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.