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Heavy Rain Expected to Flood Certain Streets in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark are reporting that due to today’s anticipated heavy rainfall and potential thunderstorms, many streets may be flooded and should be avoided.

Police say showers and possible thunderstorms are expected after 4 p.m. today. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds of up to 28 mph.

Officials said tonight, thunderstorms are expected to continue before 10 p.m. with wind gusts as high as 34 mph.

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

Magazine Street and Amsterdam Street

Raymond Blvd. and Blanchard Street

Avenue L and Wilson Avenue

Wilson Avenue and Avenue K

Mary Street and Avenue L

Ferry and Foundry Streets

Hyatt Avenue and Wilson Avenue

South Street and Adams Street

South Street and Pulaski Street

South Street and Pacific Street

South Street and Dawson Street

Pacific Street and Calumet Street

Pulaski Street and Clifford Street

Jefferson Street ad Clifford Street

Van Buren Street and Clifford Street

Foundry Street and Roanoke Avenue

Foundry Street and Avenue P

Norfolk Street

Orange Street

Nesbitt Street

McClellan Street and Runiak Avenue

McClellan Street and Frelinghuysen

Frelinghuysen Avenue and Peddie Street

Frelinghuysen Avenue and Noble Street

Noble Street and Meeker Avenue

Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue

Martin Luther King Blvd. and State Street

Martin Luther King Blvd. and Orange Street

Frelinghuysen Ave. and Route 22 underpass

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.

Special attention should be given to unsecured outdoor furniture, awnings, refuse and building materials.

For fire safety, please utilize flashlights, instead of candles, should you lose electricity due to this weather event.