Newark drivers almost trapped in cars due to extreme flooding

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) – In Essex County, on Van Buren Street in Newark, the rain come down hard and fast.

Cars got stuck, and people had to walk to safety.

In Elizabeth, New Jersey, it was a similar scene on Wednesday night.

Flooding that took drivers by surprise. They had no choice but to abandon their cars.

Newark drivers almost trapped in cars due to extreme flooding

One driver told PIX11 he had to climb out his car’s window to escape.

In Bergen County, theĀ  Chief of Bergen County Police Brian Higgins already sent out a warning about the Thursday morning commute warning drivers to take it slow.

The New Milford police told PIX11 it was ready.

“We’ve got the Fire Department’s boats ready, and we’ve got a boat that’s ready to go,” said New Milford Chief Frank Papapietro.

The rain pounded the Garden State throughout the day and night as water levels rose on the streets.

People in a neighborhood along the Passaic River in Pompton Lakes don’t like to see this kind of downpour. They know what it does to their neighborhood.

 

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