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TRAFFIC ALERT: Tonight's Predicted Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms May Produce Flooding in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that due to anticipated heavy rainfall and thunderstorms tonight, many streets may be flooded and should be avoided.

After 11 p.m., rain and thunderstorms are likely. Some storms may produce heavy rainfall with accumulations of 1” to 2” possible. 

Heavy rain and a thunderstorm are also predicted for tomorrow, with an additional accumulation of 1” to 2” possible.

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  
  • Magazine Street and Amsterdam Street 
  • Raymond Boulevard and Blanchard Street 
  • Avenue L and Wilson Avenue  
  • Wilson Avenue and Avenue K 
  • Mary Street and Avenue L 
  • Ferry and Foundry Streets  
  • Hyatt Avenue and Wilson Avenue 
  • South Street and Adams Street 
  • South Street and Pulaski Street 
  • South Street and Pacific Street 
  • South Street and Dawson Street 
  • Pacific Street and Calumet Street 
  • Pulaski Street and Clifford Street 
  • Jefferson Street ad Clifford Street  
  • Van Buren Street and Clifford Street 
  • Foundry Street and Roanoke Avenue 
  • Foundry Street and Avenue P 
  • Norfolk Street  
  • Orange Street  
  • Nesbitt Street  
  • McClellan Street and Runiak Avenue 
  • McClellan Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue 
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and Peddie Street 
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and Noble Street 
  • Noble Street and Meeker Avenue 
  • Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue 
  • Martin Luther King Blvd. and State Street 
  • Martin Luther King Blvd. and Orange Street, 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.