Town of Belmar closes temporarily after becoming too crowded

Monday, June 15, 2015
(Bill Mckim)
Bill Mckim

BELMAR -- The town of Belmar, New Jersey closed temporarily on Sunday after becoming too crowded.

At 3 p.m., Mayor Matt Doherty tweeted that the town had reached capacity. The tweet said, "we are shutting down all traffic into town, effective immediately."

Belmar was popular Sunday, particularly because of the 29th Annual Seafood Festival.

Two hours later, Doherty tweeted that the entrances to the town had been reopened.