New Jersey Officials Prep for 2017 Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season is upon us and New Jersey officials are making sure they're ready if a storm hits the Jersey Shore.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in partnership with New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority, conducted its annual Hurricane Evacuation Drill on Thursday, June 8th, to practice and refine the response time in the event of a major storm.


Crews staged cones, barrels, and message boards in designated locations along the side of highways such as the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway during the drill.

No roads were closed, but drivers did see an increased police presence on key Shore evacuation routes.

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