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Newark Prepares for Thursday’s Heavy Rain

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark city officials are reporting that due to anticipated heavy rain tomorrow, Thursday, certain streets may become flooded and should be avoided.

According to officials, rain is expected to begin afternoon and is likely to continue into tomorrow night.

Weather forecasters said wind gusts of up to 29 mph are also expected. A slight chance of rain is predicted for Friday morning, with wind gusts of up to 33 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 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 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 city officials said. 

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