The plan was to loop through Little Silver and Oceanport to check out flooding and see if main roads were still open to traffic, but flooding along Oceanport Avenue and Myrtle Avenue cut the trip short.
As of 10 a.m., high tide waters had spread along local thoroughfares in low-lying areas making travel from Little Silver directly to Oceanport impossible.
Seven Bridges Road was impassable because of flooding just south of Winding Way and Prospect Avenue was closed to traffic between Willow and Point Road.
Margaret Murray, 34, who lives on Riverview Avenue in Little Silver, was checking out the rising waters at the end her street with her daughter, Olivia, 15.
"I've lived here my whole life and I've never seen it so high," she said, pointing to the water creeping up towards Santelli Park.
The Weighgell family, who live on Adrian Avenue in Oceanport, was standing on the side of the Gooseneck Bridge and checking out a street sign that they had marked with bright pink duct tape to measure flood waters. By 10 a.m., the river had risen one foot.
All foot and vehicle traffic is prohibited in Little Silver from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Travel on Monday should be limited to Essential Personal or for emergency reasons, according to the Oceanport Borough Web site.