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Newark Police Reports Some Street Flooding

By rlsmetro on

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.