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Heavy Rain May Cause Flooding In Newark; Bad Weather Expected

NEWARK, NJ — Newark public safety officials issued a warning to local drivers and residents Thursday ahead of bad weather forecasts.

A combination of snow, rain and strong gusts will hit various parts of New Jersey Thursday night and Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A mix of winter weather and rain will change for most of the Garden State. However, even areas with light snow and ice can get slippery roads, forecasters said. Continue reading: Snow, ice, high winds, flooding on the way to NJ: here’s the timeline

Newark public safety director Fritz Fragé said due to the heavy rains expected Thursday, several local roads could be flooded and should be avoided.

The following places should be avoided due to flood conditions or the possibility of flooding, he said:

  • Clay Street and McCarter Hwy
  • South Street and Van Buren Street
  • Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
  • State Street near Broad Street
  • Jabez and Backus streets
  • 357 Wilson Ave
  • Maker Square 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 roads
  • 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 and Clifford Street
  • Van Buren Street and Clifford Street
  • Foundry Street and Roanoke Avenue
  • Foundry Street and Avenue P
  • Norfolk Street
  • Orange Street
  • Nesbittstr
  • 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 Boulevard. and state road
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard. and Orange Street
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 22 underpass

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Safety is coordinating responses to burglar alarms, flooding and other weather-related incidents through the combined deployment of police, fire departments and Office of Emergency Management personnel, Newark officials said.

“Particular attention should be paid to unsecured patio furniture, awnings, trash and building materials,” officials noted. “For fire safety reasons, if you lose power due to this weather event, please use flashlights instead of candles.”

For non-emergency weather-related incidents, Newark residents can call 973-733-6000. In an emergency, dial 911.

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