Stay tuned to see if this is impacted by rainfall but, on Thursday, September 2, during the evening and overnight hours, a stop and go/ lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect on Bargaintown Road in Egg Harbor Township, between Zion Road and Mill Road, 8 PM – 6 AM the following morning, weather permitting, for utility work by the NJ American Water Co.
On Sunday, September 12 th, the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be held in Atlantic City. The triathlon has three parts the include swimming, biking, and running. The swim will take place in the bay off of Bader Field. The biking will take place throughout Atlantic County. The run will be along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and Ventnor City.
Roadways throughout Atlantic City and Atlantic County will be heavily impacted. In Atlantic City, motorists traveling on and crossing over Albany Avenue will experience heavy delays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In addition, heavy foot traffic is expected on the Boardwalk between 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
The Atlantic City Police Department will have officers assisted with traffic along Albany Avenue.
Fare Free Transportation, in conjunction with Aging and Disability Services, will not be providing service to or from the Wildwoods or Ocean City on Thursday September 2, due to the forecast of potential flooding in those areas.
Meals on Wheels will deliver double meals to the meal clients in Ocean City and Wildwood locations on Wednesday September 1, in preparation for Thursday’s weather event. All other areas of the county will continue to receive regular service and meal delivery.
Atlantic County is beginning pre-construction activities for the emergency replacement of the New York Avenue bridge in Hamilton Township (HML-66) The bridge was closed to traffic in February after a field inspection found structural damage that was confirmed by an engineering underwater dive team. Pre-construction activities include tree trimming within the township right-of-ways to allow for clearance of cranes and other construction equipment, installation of soil erosion and sediment control measures, site clearing, and demolition of the existing bridge. Barring any delays due to inclement weather, approved change orders or supply shortages, the county is on schedule to have the bridge substantially completed and re-opened to traffic before the end of the year
Egg Harbor Township Police used a stun gun to bring a man into custody on weapons counts and outstanding warrants. The Press of Atlantic City reports 34 year old Prentis Blaylock was found at a home on Ivins Avenue. He was uncooperative, armed with a handgun and exhibiting threatening behavior, say police, when the stun gun was deployed. Police say he had a warrant for a domestic violence incident in the township and a National Crime Information Center warrant for fraud and theft by deception out of Gloucester County.
As part of a routine mosquito testing program, the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control recently detected West Nile virus (WNV) in 3 mosquito collections, 2 in the area of Cape May County Zoo and 1 at a West Cape May horse farm. Additionally, 2 mosquito collections have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) adjacent to Jakes Landing Road in Dennisville. The Department of Mosquito Control regularly tests for many mosquito-borne diseases throughout the County and sprays in those affected areas.
You may see vaccine megasites like the Atlantic City Convention Center reopen as the state gets ready to provide vaccine booster shots. Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he anticipates that will start in about three weeks, reports the Press of Atlantic City. Between late January and June, the convention center accommodated more than 272,000 vaccinations. They’re waiting on CDC eligibiility guidance, but Murphy says, “If it’s six months, on Sept. 20, immediately 2.4 million New Jerseyans will be eligible.”
The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled a ground spray for two areas of Hammonton as part of the county’s ongoing efforts to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness.
The ground spray application will take place, weather permitting, between 4:30 AM and 6:30 AM on Friday, August 27, using Zenivex, the trade name for etofenprox, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol.
The first area to be treated is bounded by North Chew Road, North 1st Road, Orchard Street SW, Railroad Avenue and 13th Street. The second area to be treated is bounded by Moss Mill Road, Lakeview Drive, Lakeshore Drive, Lakeview Drive, Rt. 30 and Rt. 640.
Early this morning at approximately 4:20 a.m., a female alerted Wildwood Police of a fire at the former Colleen’s Restaurant, located at 222 E. Schellenger Ave. Arriving fire crews found smoke showing from the vacant 2-story restaurant. The female that reported the fire was determined to be homeless and squatting inside of the vacant building at the time of the fire. She suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by Wildwood Crest EMS. There were no other injuries during the fire and searches of the building proved negative for any other occupant. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of four men and the recovery of two handguns in separate incidents.
On August 20, 2021 at 5:57 pm, officers responded to the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The driver who left the scene, Hassan Muhammad, returned a short time later. Surveillance Center personnel reviewed video coverage from the crash and observed Muhammad discard a handgun into bushed near the scene. Officers recovered the weapon and arrested Muhammad. Also, on August 21 at 1:18 am, patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of Fairmount Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert. Arriving officers located evidence of gunfire. Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos arrived to locate several men in the area. During the investigation, three were arrested, a loaded handgun and fifty bags of heroin were recovered. There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire. Under arrest in the two incidents are 39 year old Hassan Muhammad of Absecon, Colin Faulkner, 26, of Atlantic City, Angel Mariche, 21, of Atlantic City and Ramel Bey, 25 of Atlantic City.