Atlantic City Casinos To Close By Noon Saturday As Hurricane Irene Approaches
Gov. Chris Christie said all Atlantic City casinos would be closed by noon Saturday.
Officials say 10 casinos are all planning to close by 8 p.m. Friday. Workers there were told not to report to duty for shifts scheduled to start after 4 p.m.
Christie also said that all eastbound traffic to Atlantic City would be shutdown starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
He also said that all southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway will be closed at exit 98 in Wall Township starting at 8 p.m. Friday.
The city’s casinos have shut down only twice before in their
33-year history, once for Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and once because of a state government shutdown in 2006.
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