Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

Update 15, November 11, 2012: 4:30pm

A big thank you from the State DOT– the shuttles really helped to free up the roads and allowed the crews to get a lot done.  Ed and Betsy Wright’s house is no longer on an island– the DOT filled the area back in and also connected Barnegat Lane to Herbert.  Progress on the infrastructure has been nothing short of amazing– we even some some electric company folks around assessing the power lines and water pipes stacked on Bay Avenue for when needed.

Until driveways are cleared so that we will be completely out of the way, we will follow the same exact system as we did for Saturday and Sunday.  What does that mean?  Tomorrow, the following residents will be allowed back into town following the same guidelines as before.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012:

- Curtis Point to Princeton: Please report to Brick Moose and you will be shuttled in. (Please park on the Eastbound side of 528)
- Stevens to Bay Head Border– Please park at the Order of the Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head and a shuttle will take you to your homes.  You will not be able to walk in from the Church.
We regret to inform you that homes on Lagoon and Channel will not be able to be accessed tomorrow.  We are still awaiting the arrival of the stone to help close the gap.  The road is expected to be done tomorrow.
Some last final bits of information:
  • Today was the last day of Team Rubicon’s services- they did a great job helping our Southside residents reach their homes.  They are a totally volunteer run organization and would welcome any assistance you may wish to provide.
  • Briggs taxi will be running the shuttle service for the near future.  They are giving the town a fantastic discount and are really going to bat for us– especially since a lot of the local schools are starting up again tomorrow.

And last but not least, a quote to end a very busy week for everyone:

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson