One week after $438,000 repair job finished, Ortley Beaches damaged, eroded again

TOMS RIVER, NJ – The newly installed fence posts had not yet weathered and the sand brought in by a convoy of dump trucks hadn’t fully settled after a $438,525 public contract was complete before another stormed washed much of it back out to sea this week. Ortley Beach, ground zero for Superstorm Sandy was hit hard by a February nor’easter that washed out the recently rebuilt dune system and several access points constructed of wooden ramps and steps. The township had hoped the beaches would finish naturally replenishing themselves this summer, but so far, it looks like Mother Nature

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