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Sewer Service Restored in Manasquan

Borough Hall releases several storm-related updates

Manasquan should have its sewer service back online by 12 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. 

The South Monmouth Regional Sewage Authority contacted the borough Wednesday morning to relay the message, according to a borough release.

The borough is asking for help tracking down some residents. 

According to the release, many individuals who were told to evacuate refused to leave and sign waivers with their information and next of kin.

"However, some, who may have left prior to the height of the hurricane, did not contact the borough," the release says.

For such individuals, the borough has no knowledge of their well-being, the release says.

Those with knowledge of anyone who signed such a waiver and evacuated on their own, but did not contact the borough, are asked to contact the Manasquan Disaster Relief Information Center line at 732-223-0544 x238. 

Gas lines have been shut off in various points throughout the borough as crews deal with several leaks, the release says. 

One main gas line on Ocean Avenue was addressed by the gas utility yesterday, while other leaks are being attended to.

"Gas company workers have shut services in several areas in throughout the restricted travel area," the release says. 

Many sections of the restricted travel area are impassable, officials said.

Crews have been working since daybreak yesterday to remove, in some areas, 10 feet or more of sand on the main thoroughfares, according to the release.

And portions of the beachfront walkway are destroyed. 

The Glimmer Glass section of town was ravaged by the storm, mostly from tidal flooding.

Tidal flooding during the hurricane landed boats on the Glimmer Glass Bridge and Brielle Road, DeIorio said. Some were also found along the Glimmer Glass and Perrine Boulevard area. 

Flooding in this area nearly reaches the second floors of several homes, DeIorio said. Downed trees and electric wires along wet areas also make the area impassable. 

The county reported that the Glimmer Glass Bridge sustained severe structural damage and deemed it impassable.

Bonnie Colissimo Jordan November 03, 2012 at 08:35 PM
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