Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that due to expected heavy rainfall, many streets may be flooded and should be avoided today.
Rain is expected to fall within our area with strong winds, resulting in flash flooding. The rain is expected to become heavy at times.
Because motorists can become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water, drivers are asked to avoid these locations and to use alternative routes. Drivers are also discouraged from traveling through any streets that are flooded, have high water or are believed to be flooded.
The following locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding:
Raymond Blvd. and Blanchard Street
Ferry and Foundry streets
Foundry and Roanoke streets
Foundry Street and Avenue P
Mary Street and Avenue L
Wilson Avenue and Avenue K
Wilson Avenue and Avenue L
Magazine and Amsterdam streets
Hyatt and Wilson avenues
South and Adams streets
South and Pulaski streets
South and Pacific streets
South and Dawson streets
Pacific and Calumet streets
Pulaski and Clifford streets
Jefferson and Clifford streets
Van Buren and Clifford streets
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
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and State Street
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Orange Street
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.