Flash flooding leads to road closures, as Tri-State area braces for impact from heavy rain

Saturday, October 7, 2023 12:39PM

New Jersey road closed due to stranded vehicles

NEW YORK (WABC) — As heavy rain is expected to move through parts of the Tri-State area, parts of New Jersey was left dealing with flooding on Saturday.

Over in Clifton, New Jersey, Route 3 was closed due to flooding caused by heavy bands of rain overnight leading to several cars stranded.

Crews were busy Saturday morning removing a number of stranded vehicles on the highway.

With rainfall expected to impact several other nearby areas, marking the fifth weekend in a row with measurable rain in Central Park, according to the National Weather Service, some were left untouched — for the time being.

Over in Bronxville, one of the frequent trouble spots during flood watch warnings, conditions were the opposite. However, with the passing rain slated to arrive through the day, things can change.

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol advised residents to take safety measures in anticipation of the expected heavy downpour.

“New York City does not wait for a storm to prepare – we are already several steps ahead,” said Mayor Adams. “Our emergency management teams, first responders, and key city agencies are fully activated and tightly coordinated to face the coming rains head-on. I urge every New Yorker – especially those in areas more susceptible to flooding – to stay alert by signing up for Notify NYC now.”


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