Skip to main content

Overnight Rain System Causes Flooding, Street Closures Across New Jersey

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

An overnight rain system pounded New Jersey with hours of relentless rainfall, leading to flooding across the state. NinosWhile the worst of the rain has passed, it left behind impressive storm totals and significant flooding in various areas for a single-day system.

In Harrison, New Jersey, police were forced to close the intersection of Frank E. Rogers Boulevard and River Bend due to coastal flooding from the Passaic River.

Bridgewater Police took similar action, shutting down the Old York Road Bridge near Branchburg due to heavy flooding.

Multiple cars were submerged in water on Belleville Turnpike in Kearny, prompting Kearny firefighters to assist in rescuing stranded individuals.

Route 17 in Paramus experienced excessive flooding, leading to road closures and traffic diversions by police.

Even major highways like I-78 in Berkeley Heights were not spared. NJ State Police redirected traffic after flooding shut down lanes and caused significant delays.

In Newark's Ironbound section, Wilson Avenue witnessed cars trapped in water, necessitating assistance from Newark Emergency Services Units.

Several rivers are expected to crest in Northern NJ which has prompted flood warnings especially around the Passaic River. 

Paterson has reported several street closures near The Great Falls due to heavy flooding. 

While today promises drier conditions, the cleanup efforts have already begun. Fortunately, no serious injuries have been reported from the aftermath of this powerful storm.