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Police Close Route 22 Entrance Ramps in Newark Ahead of Flooding

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Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that the exit ramps of Route 22 have been closed east at Empire Street and West at Frelinghuysen Avenue in anticipation of flooding.

Weather officials said this storm is expected to peak in our region between noon and 3 p.m., with wind gusts of up to 70 mph and rainfall accumulations of up to 2-inches.

According to weather officials, there is a tornado watch is in effect until 4 p.m. today and the flash flood watch will continue through tomorrow at 6 a.m.

Further, a coastal flood warning is in effect today until 8 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. tomorrow.