NEW YORK — Parts of New York City and northern New Jersey experienced street flooding Tuesday morning as a nor’easter slammed the region with heavy downpours and strong winds.
In Hoboken, flood waters inundated the intersection of First and Harrison streets. Cars were still able to slowly pass through the intersection, as the relentless rain pelted down, video shows.
The NYPD also reported street closures in several boroughs due to flooding.
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was impacted in several locations in Brooklyn and Queens.
Due to strong wind conditions, the NYPD and MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced a “soft ban” on empty tractor trailers and tandems trailers on the Henry Hudson Parkway Bridge, RFK Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Crossbay Bridge, Marine Parkway Gill Hodges Memorial Bridge & Verrazano Bridge.
In Upper Manhattan, Bennett Avenue and Broadway was inundated with flood waters.
Flood advisories were issued for much of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County and parts of northern New Jersey.
The National Weather Service also issued a high wind advisory for Suffolk County, especially the east end of Long Island.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.