In Toms River Monday, several roads are already ordered closed due to evacuation or because of flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
Here are some of the known issues. The traffic map attached to this article also provides an up-to-date picture of state and other roads in Toms River.
Route 37 eastbound starting at the Mathis bridge closed at 9 a.m. Monday Oct. 29. The barrier island remains under a mandatory order to evacuate since 4 p.m. Sunday. Westbound lanes on the Tunney bridge of Route 37 remain open.
Route 35 southbound of Seaside Heights was reported closed at 10:30 a.m.
At 10 a.m., the traffic light at Route 37 and 166 was reportedly out. More than 2,000 were without power at that time in Toms River.
Shoulders along Hooper Avenue southbound in Silverton were flooding at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Flood-prone and low-lying areas of Toms River, such as waterfront property, lagoons, bayfront and riverfront are under a voluntary order to evacuate, said Toms River Office of Emergency Management. Streets are predicted to flood in those low-lying areas.
Toms River Office of Emergency Management has activated its Hurricane Emergency Hotline: 732-818-9901.
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