Heavy rain may flood Newark streets Wednesday

NEWARK, N.J. — Motorists are being warned about potentially flooded streets in Newark as heavy rains are expected to move into the area Wednesday.

Drivers are asked to avoid specific areas, and those that look potentially flooded, because they may become stranded, the Department of Public Safety warned.

Any streets with high waters could be flooded, according to the department.

Streets at high risk for flooding include:

  • Clay Street and McCarter Highway
  • South Street and Van Buren Street
  • Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
  • State Street near Broad Street
  • Jabez and Backus Streets
  • 357 Wilson Avenue
  • Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street
  • Magazine Street and Avenue L
  • Avenue L and Wilson Avenue
  • Ferry and Foundry Streets
  • Norfolk Street
  • Orange Street
  • Nesbitt Street
  • McClellan and Frelinghuysen Avenue, and
  • Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 21 underpass

In case of blackouts, people are urged to use flashlights instead of candles.

Anyone witnessing a crime or other suspicious activity is asked to call the department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867), visit http://www.newarkpd.org, or through use the department’s new smartphone app available at iTunes or on Google Play by searching Newark Police Division. Anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Isolated showers with a chance for thunderstorms are expected in Newark Wednesday, mostly before 2 p.m.

Similar weather is expected in nearby New York City.

Highs in both areas are forecast to be in the mid 80s. Thursday will see cooler temperatures in the high 70s and clearing skies.