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Heavy Rain Tonight, Tomorrow May Produce Flooding in Newark

By rlsmetro on

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 

Norfolk Street  

Orange Street  

Nesbitt Street  

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.