The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) has issued an announcement that Ocean Blvd. from 55th Pl. to 72nd Pl. (the Peninsula) has been closed, with access only being provided to residents.
“Due to the recent storm surge activity and the impact to the Long Beach Peninsula, we are asking that people do not drive their vehicles to the Peninsula unless they are residents,” said the LBFD.
A handful of maintenance crews have been on hand to repair the berm but are facing difficulties due to the spectators hoping to watch the surge. LBFD has requested a police presence so that the heavy machinery being used to repair the berm can move around safely.
The high tide is currently receding with no water reaching the street in the peninsula from the surge at 11AM this morning. However, authorities are expecting another surge to occur at 6PM tonight, with a high tide at 11PM.
The closure will remain active until further notice and residents are encouraged to remain off the berm.
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