Flood Warnings Issued

By on May 1, 2014

blue-rainThe rain has largely stopped, but there flooding and the potential for flooding in many of the usual spots in our area.

The National Weather Service said that Fairfield’s Camp Lane Road, River Edge Drive and Broadway Lane–streets that are on the north side of Route 80 near Willowbrook Mall–are flooded and that Stewart Place, which runs between routes 80 and 46 in Fairfield, is closed.

The flood warning continues for the Passaic River at Pine Brook, which is where Bloomfield Avenue and Route 46 intersect near the Home Depot and the Pio Costa plaza shops. Flood stage in the area is 19 feet and as of 3 a.m. Thursday morning, the river was at 17.6 feet. The NWS says the crest could be 20.2 feet by tonight.

The NWS cautioned motorists to not drive through flooded areas. To monitor flood warnings in real time, use this map.

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