Flash Flood Warning in Westfield Tuesday Morning as Heavy Rain Continues




A flash flood warning for Westfield and all of Union County has been extended until 10:30 a.m., the National Weather Service said

Raritan Valley Line trains were temporarily suspended between Westfield and Plainfield Tuesday morning because of high water on the tracks. While rail service has resumed in both directions, trains are subject to up to 60-minute delays, NJ Transit said.

Route 22 eastbound was closed at Park Avenue and at Bonnie Burn Road westbound due to flooding, Scotch Plains Police said at 10:56 a.m. It was closed in both directions at Glenside Road near Robinhood Road with a downed tree and electric wires, Mountainside police said in an alert at 9:40 a.m. 

“Numerous roads in the Town of Westfield are experiencing flooding,” Westfield police said in a Nixle alert sent just after 8 a.m. “Avoid these roads if possible. Do not drive or walk into flooded areas.”

The National Weather Service similarly warned, “Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”


The NWS predicted heavy rain throughout the day.
Citing PSE&G, on Monday night Westfield police advised people to charge mobile devices, keep a flashlight and batteries handy, and test any available hot spots. For PSE&G outage and restoration updates by mobile phone app, click here.

Earlier Monday evening, Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency that began at 8 p.m.

Flash flood warning: roadways flood as heavy rain continues


The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for several counties in Central New York, with heavy rain leaving water pooled or flowing on roadways throughout the area.

We’ve seen reports of flooded roadways along Meadow Street in Ithaca’s southwest near Wegmans and Tops, Route 13 northeast of Ithaca between NYSEG and the New York State Police headquarters, Route 96 near Taughannock Falls State Park, Ellis Hollow Road, and Cherry Road and North Triphammer Road in Lansing.

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Dryden Central School District says afternoon buses are delayed due to flooding on area roads.

A flood warning is also in effect for Cayuga Lake, which was nearing flood stage early Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service says the lake level had reached 382.9 feet. Flood stage is 383.5 feet, and moderate flooding is forecast.

Forecasters expect the lake level to rise above flood stage on Wednesday morning, and continue rising to about 384.1 feet on Friday morning. Parks near the lake may flood, and properties along the shore in the Towns of Ulysses and Lansing may be affected.

Flash Flood Warning until TUE 7:45 PM EDT 


At 512 PM EDT, Emergency management reported heavy rain, and


significant road flooding across the warned area. Between 1.5 and
3.0 inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts
up to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Considerable flash
flooding is already occurring.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Heavy rain producing

flash flooding.
SOURCE…Emergency management reported.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,

urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…

Ithaca, Newfield, Enfield, Danby, Trumansburg, Besemer,
Brooktondale, South Danby, Taughannock Falls, Slaterville Springs,
Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Robert H. Treman State Park, Buttermilk
Falls State Park, South Hill, Allan H. Treman State Marine Park,
East Ithaca, Newfield Hamlet, Northwest Ithaca and West Danby.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Montclair Schools Closed, As Flash Flood Warning Takes Effect for Tuesday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Flash Flood Watch and Hazardous Weather warning is in effect for Montclair on Tuesday.



Asa a result, the Montclair Public Schools and Montclair Kimberley Academy will be closed Tuesday because of the storm projections.

Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey, as the watch is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday for Atlantic, Bergen Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.


According to the National Weather Service, heavy rainfall is expected on Monday night into Tuesday and may cause flooding in urban locations, low-lying areas, places with poor drainage, roadways and small waterways. Rainfall of 1 to 6 inches is possible statewide, with locally higher amounts possible.


“The anticipated Nor’easter storm is forecasted to bring significant flash flooding, coastal flooding, and wind gusts across New Jersey,” said Governor Murphy. “Residents should stay off the roads, remain vigilant, and follow all safety protocols.”

Anyone in an emergency related to a storm should can  911 or the township’s number for general assistance, 973-744-1400. Downed wires can be reported to PSE&G at 800-436-PSEG (7734), via the utility’s mobile app or via the PSE&G website. Outages can be reported to the same number, by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734) or on the utility’s site as well.


Flash flood warning issued, NJ governor says ‘Stay off the roads’


Nor’easter. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the tristate area extending until midnight. The rain is predicted to be heavy at times, with one to two inches possible today and wind gusts as high as 25 mph. The rain is expected by clear up by Wednesday, which is forecast to be partly sunny, with a high near 61 and winds of around 10 mph. Stay away from any downed wires and report them to your local provider.

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in all counties as the Nor’easter barreled toward the state: “The anticipated is forecasted to bring significant flash flooding, coastal flooding, and wind gusts. Stay off the roads. Never drive through flooded areas. Charge your devices. Beware of downed power lines. @ReadyNJ.”

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