A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trenton is Low; Loews Is High

There was an awful traffic snarl on Hope Road at Route 36 in Tinton Falls yesterday afternoon. My wife and I were having lunch at Applebee's after returning her Red Cross vehicle at the end of a hectic volunteer weekend for her. Two lanes of backed up traffic were turning the corner to enter GSP Exit 105 southbound in lieu of Route 18, which was still closed. Our waiter at Applebee's said he had a devil of a time getting to work from Long Branch that morning and might as well stay the night to make sure he could make it to work for the early shift. APP blames the problem on a late announcement of a state of emergency by Trenton. An earlier warning might have kept many motorists from having to spend the night in a shelter.

The Red Cross housed many of our region's hapless travelers at the Loews theatres at Monmouth Mall. The operator on duty is to be commended for his sense of civic responsibility in the crisis. Be sure to thank Loews for taking in strangers in their time of greatest need.


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