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Thursday’s Heavy Rain, Potential Thunderstorms May Produce Flooding in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that due to tomorrow’s anticipated heavy rainfall and potential thunderstorms, many streets may be flooded and should be avoided.

Rain showers are expected to begin before 2 p.m. with wind gusts of up to 32 mph. Potential thunderstorms are predicted on Thursday night, with continued gusty winds and expected rainfall of between 1 and 2 inches.

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

Avenue L and Wilson Avenue

Ferry and Foundry Streets

Norfolk Street

Orange Street

Nesbitt Street

McClellan and Frelinghuysen Avenue, 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.

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

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any criminal or suspicious activity to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.