Special notices for Ocean City residents

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OCEAN CITY — While a coastal nor’easter threatens the region Nov. 7 to 8 with gale force wind gusts, coastal flooding and 7-9 feet wave action, Ocean City is still slowly recovering from last week’s Hurricane Sandy.

Travel restrictions were lifted late last week for access into Cape May County barrier islands including Ocean City, but as of Monday, Nov. 5, the Longport Bridge was closed shortly after reopening to inbound traffic.

The driving curfew in Ocean City was also lifted, although drivers are urged to use caution as a number of traffic signals are still not functioning and many roadways are covered with sand and storm debris.

Demand for assistance from the local Food Cupboard is at an all time high. Donations of non-perishable food items and new clothing can be dropped off 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Ocean City Civic Center, Sixth and Boardwalk. The Clothes Closet, 555 West Ave., is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There is an urgent need for donations of sheets, blankets and towels.

Due to the storm damage sustained to the tax collection office on the first floor of City Hall, taxpayers should pay their taxes online or by mail until a temporary facility has been established.

City Hall Offices will be closed Nov. 12 and the grace period ends Nov. 13.

Taxes can be paid online at www.ocnj.us/tax. Call 525-9379.

The Ocean City Senior Center re-opened on Monday, Nov. 5.

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