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Torrential Rain Floods Street in Scotch Plains, Fanwood

By rlsmetro on

Police closed roads in Scotch Plains and surrounding towns after heavy rain turned streets into small rivers causing cars to become stranded on Monday night. 

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for much of the North Jersey area after some very heavy precipitation dumped inches of rain on much of the region. Weather officials said a line of severe thunderstorms was confirmed in the Union County area around 7:30 p.m. 

Scotch Plains and Fanwood police focused their attention on the 2200 block of South Avenue and the 600 blocked of Westfield avenue after some vehicles became stuck in flooding water. 

The NWS said the warm and humid air left behind by the system could produce fog late tonight and early Tuesday morning throughout the state. 

There were no injuries reported.