Newark City officials are reports that Monday’s thunderstorms have resulted in extensive flooding, temporarily disrupted power to hundreds, and caused issued with traffic signals.
Officials say police are providing traffic assistance in the areas where traffic signals are not working.
”Because motorists can become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water, drivers are asked to avoid these locations and to use alternative routes” according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.
Drivers are also discouraged from traveling through any streets that are flooded, have high water, or are believed to be flooded.
**In addition, 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
• Manufacturer s Place and Hyatt Street
• Magazine Street and Avenue
• 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.