Cape May County Toll Bridges Go Cashless Amid Coronavirus

Josh Bakan

This article originally appeared on the Ocean City Patch

OCEAN CITY, NJ — Cape May County implemented cashless tolling at all Ocean Drive Bridges to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The change affects several bridges that connect to Ocean City.

The Ocean Drive Bridges include the Middle Thorofare, between Cape May and Wildwood Crest; Grassy Sound Bridge, between North Wildwood and Stone Harbor; Townsend’s Inlet Bridget, between Avalon and Sea Isle City; Corson’s Inlet Bridge, between Strathmere and Ocean City; and, Ocean City-Longport Bridge, between the northern end of Ocean City and Longport.

The process won't change for vehicles with E-ZPass. Vehicles without it can drive through the toll plaza. A photograph of your license plate will be taken, and the registered owner will receive an invoice at his or her home.

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The Cape May County Bridge Commission implemented the change at 6 a.m. Thursday.

Cash customers who do not want to be billed can open an E-ZPass account by calling the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 888-AUTO-TOLL (888-288-6865) or by visiting www.ezpassnj.com.

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Center for Disease Control encourages establishments to limit cash payments.

One person has tested positive for the virus in Ocean City, while Cape May County has reported nine positive cases. Read more: Ocean City Has 1 Positive Coronavirus Case

Governor Phil Murphy announced 18 more deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday, raising the state total to 62. Murphy also announced on Wednesday that the state has 736 more positive tests, raising the state total to 4,402.

The daily case total was smaller for the second consecutive day. Read more: Gov. Murphy To Shut Many Day Care Centers Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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