Newark Public Safety officials reported that due to anticipated heavy rainfall tonight and tomorrow, many streets may be flooded and should be avoided.
Officials said heavy rain is predicted tonight, with possible thunderstorms beginning after 5 a.m. tomorrow.
Winds of up to 25 mph are also expected. Rain is likely to continue after 11 a.m. tomorrow. 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 Boulevard 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
McClellan Street and Runiak Avenue
McClellan Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue
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, and
Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 22 underpass
The Department of Public Safety coordinates 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 a electricity due to this weather event.