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Chincoteague to Size up Sandy's Impact

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Shown is the Chincoteague Causeway (Photo: Wikipedia) Shown is the Chincoteague Causeway (Photo: Wikipedia)

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP/WBOC)- Crews are preparing to scour Chincoteague Island to assess Superstorm Sandy's impact on the Eastern Shore of Virginia tourist town.
 
While the state has reopened the causeway linking the island to the mainland, the town's emergency planning coordinator says Chincoteague's streets remain open only to emergency vehicles Tuesday. Bryan Rush said residents and visitors are being asked to stay off the roads for their own safety and to allow crews to remove downed trees and power lines. He said one resident suffered a minor injury during the storm.
 
Many of Chincoteague's streets and roads were covered by water at the height of Sandy's battering Monday. About 3,500 islanders waited out the storm in their homes.
 
After two days of high winds and pelting rain, water remains deep in some spots and debris is everywhere.

For more information go to http://www.chincoteague-va.gov/.

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