The Mayor of Belmar, New Jersey Closed the Town Yesterday
Everyone wanted to go to Belmar, NJ yesterday! So many people, in fact, the mayor closed the town!
Mayor Matt Doherty told NJ.com that he spoke with the police department about the large number of people packed into the small beach town and they decided Belmar needed to close for safety reasons.
Mayor Doherty said a "perfect storm of good things" caused the influx of visitors over the weekend. Including a seafood festival and beautiful weather.
The town reopened around 7pm yesterday.