Winter storm brings heavy rain, strong winds to Jersey Shore

Governor Phil Murphy warned residents that the storm could cause flooding and power outages.
NORTH WILDWOOD, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A winter storm brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the Jersey Shore.

The wind was still going strong early Monday morning. Flags were blowing at the Veterans Memorial along Brigantine Boulevard in Brigantine, Atlantic County.



Overnight the drive down the Atlantic City Expressway was wet and messy.

People went to bed Sunday night with the sounds of heavy rain.

Though the rain was moving out by the early morning hours, some strong winds brought in rough ocean water along the coast.

Governor Phil Murphy said strong winds are a concern along the shore which could bring down trees and power lines.

"If you happen to see a downed power line, stay clear of it; please God stay clear of it. Utility crews may not be able to safely get up in the bucket truck to fix the line in strong gusts," Murphy said.

Murphy also warned residents that the storm could cause flooding and power outages.

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Governor Phil Murphy warned residents that the storm could cause flooding and power outages.



Some coastal areas may experience wind gusts up to 50 mph.

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Action News caught up with some residents stocking up before the storm moved in.

"It's pretty windy," said Jack Paynter of North Wildwood.

"Stocking up on water, making sure my dog has enough food, and staying warm," said Conner Heym of North Wildwood.

Closer to Philadelphia, the winter storm started as all snow before it changed over to rain.

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