Heavy Rain to Cause Flooding in Newark, Northern New Jersey

Northern New Jersey will face adverse weather ranging from heavy rain to strong winds and flooding downpours during your Monday morning commute.

Forecasters say rain will pour down heavily at times in the Newark area leading to travel delays and creating miserable weather for the entire Northern New Jersey region.

Newark officials say motorists could become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water; people are asked to avoid these locations and to use alternative routes.

In addition to the listed streets, drivers are discouraged from traveling through streets which are flooded, have high water or are believed to flood.

The Department of Public Safety is coordinating responses to burglar alarms, flooding conditions, and other weather-related incidents through the combined use of Police, Fire, and Office of Emergency Management Personnel.

The following locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding:
• Clay Street and McCarter Highway
• South Street and Van Buren Street
• Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
• State Street near Broad Street
• Jabez and Backus Streets
• 357 Wilson Avenue
• Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street
• Magazine Street and Avenue L
• Avenue L and Wilson Avenue
• Ferry and Foundry Streets
• Norfolk Street
• Orange Street
• Nesbitt Street
• McClellan and Frelinghuysen Avenue
• Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 21 underpass

INFORMATION CREDIT: National Weather Service