The curfew established for Long Branch because of Hurricane Sandy has been lifted after nearly two weeks.
The curfew has been lifted for seven other coastal communities in Monmouth County; Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Middletown and Spring Lake.
The curfew is still in effect for 19 coastal municipalities: Allenhurst, Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar, Deal, Interlaken, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Loch Arbour, Manasquan, Matawan, Monmouth Beach, Neptune Township, Ocean Grove, Sea Bright, Sea Girt and Union Beach.
In towns where the county-wide curfew remains in effect, only essential personnel may be outside and on the roads from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This includes emergency service personnel and those who are responsible for critical services within the county.
“The curfew continues for select coastal communities to assist our law enforcement operations, ensure the safety of our residents and also help meet the needs of our communities,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.