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Rain Causes Severe Flooding in Parts of Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Emergency Services Units used barricades to block several streets in Newark's South Ward due to overnight flooding. 

Heavy rain dumped inches of rain on the region, which caused localized flooding, power outages and wires to fall in several cities in North Jersey, including Newark. 

At approximately 4:10 a.m., police and firefighters rushed to the area of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Empire Street after they received a report of a woman stuck in her vehicle and surrounded by rising water. 

Firefighters successfully rescued the woman. 

Police also shut down a section of Newark's South Ward after strong winds caused power lines to fall at the intersection of Bergen Sreet and Madison Avenue. 

There were no injuries reported.