Christie: Storm not 'nearly as bad' as feared
MANTOLOKING, N.J. - March 7, 2013 (WPVI) -- Gov. Chris Christie says the latest winter storm to hit New Jersey wasn't nearly as bad as had been feared.
He says there were no reports of major damage.
But the storm did flood hundreds of homes in Atlantic City, and forced road closures in many shore towns. Between 400 and 500 homes in the gambling resort suffered flooding, many of which had still not been repaired since Superstorm Sandy hit in October.
Pounding surf broke through a temporary dune in Mantoloking during the early-morning high tide, closing Route 35 for eight hours.
And a downed power line touched off a fire in a vacant store in Sea Bright, which also flooded.
Northern New Jersey could get 2 to 4 inches of snow from Thursday night into Friday morning.
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