Blizzard-Fueled Flooding Turns Jersey Shore Streets Into Icy Rivers

Blizzard-Fueled Flooding Turns Jersey Shore Streets Into Icy Rivers (Twitter/@BudFinocchiaro)

Snow isn't the only thing wreaking havoc in the Northeast. The Blizzard of 2016 is also causing major coastal flooding along much of the New Jersey shore.

Streets in Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and other south Jersey Shore towns were turned into icy rivers on Saturday as the massive blizzard caused storm surges along the coast.

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Gov. Chris Christie left the campaign trail and returned to New Jersey, where he declared a state of emergency on Friday night.

The startling flooding, videos of which social media users shared throughout the morning, came with Saturday's high tide just as the storm pounding the region with its full force.

Christie assured residents that subsequent high tides shouldn't bring as much flooding as towns saw on Saturday morning, the AP reports.

"This is certainly not Superstorm Sandy," the presidential candidate told reporters. "The lieutenant governor and I have done this a number of times before ... I think it will be taken care of."

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Residents of coastal towns stretching north to Atlantic City continued to footage of the chilly floodwaters into Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, snow continued to fall on the region, where some areas--including much of New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, N.Y.--were braced to receive up to 30 inches of snow accumulation once the storm finally passes Sunday.

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