While it may be the unofficial start to summer here in Ocean County, there's one thing that there is no doubt of - it's the official start to shore traffic season.

As I type this it's 3:23pm on Memorial Day Monday and the Northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway between Toms River and Brick is already starting to ramp up.

With only pockets of major slowdowns at this point, if you're planning to travel this afternoon, this is probably the time to do it. It's going to get worse before it gets better.

Of course we'll have all the most up to date local traffic information all afternoon long here on Ocean County's Hometown Station!