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Governor Christie Approves Atlantic County Request to Lift Travel Ban in Select Barrier Island Communities
Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie today announced that he has granted the Atlantic County government’s request to rescind the mandatory evacuation order for the barrier island communities of Brigantine Beach, Margate City and Longport Borough. The communities of Atlantic City and Ventnor City remain under the mandatory evacuation order at the request of each municipality’s local officials, who continue to require prohibited access while public safety and public health concerns are resolved.
The towns released from the mandatory evacuation order will continue to operate under locally imposed 6:00 pm – 6:00 am curfews, until otherwise advised by their local officials.
Mandatory evacuations ordered by the Governor in other areas of the state continue to remain in effect until conditions have been determined to allow for the lifting of travel restrictions and the safe and orderly return of residents.