LONG BRANCH: The weather was still rainy and windy but Long Branch was getting back to normal on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, after the nor'easter blew by. The Windmill on Ocean Avenue and Brighton was saved from damages.
Around 7 a.m., Pier Village had a few visitors and walkers, folks who make it a daily habit of walking or hitting Gold's Gym for starting their day and the Turning Point for coffee. The gym was going strong with members going about their stay heathy business.
WOTS was checking things out and met Patrice Cicalese at Gold's as she was tugging away at the wind held door.
Patrice's father owned the Haunted Mansion on the old LB Boardwalk before the big fire years ago. Her drive from Monmouth Beach was clear, she said, if you watched for some street flooding.
In Monmouth Beach the roads were flooded in many places, including Griffin Memorial Park where geese also chose land to water. Side streets toward the river felt the worst of it, some homes being kept from getting cars through the flooded lanes.
Attempts into Sea Bright were blocked and cars stranded in Highway 36 as you neared the town proper itself.
Police and emergency teams had done a decent job of signing the streets to minimize the stranded cars situation, but some daring drivers chose to try anyway.