Hudson County drivers should proceed with caution due to flash flood warning

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Hudson County drivers should proceed with caution through this afternoon based on a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.

A photo of flooding in Hoboken from 2017. Picture via mikedefusco.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Heavy storms are possible, with any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour causing flash flooding in low-lying areas,” the City of Hoboken wrote in a Nixle alert this morning.

“Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages. Please report power outages and downed wires to PSEG.”

The Nixle alert also said that the city’s office of emergency management will be closing certain streets that are prone to flooding and drivers should not try to go around these barricades.

The street closures will be as follows:

1st and Marshall, 1st and Harrison, 2nd and Harrison, 3rd and Harrison, 4th and Harrison, 4th and Monroe, 3rd and Jackson, 4th and Jackson, 9th and Monroe, 9th and Madison, 10th and Madison, 1st and Clinton, 3rd and Clinton, Henderson and Newark, and finally Grove and Newark.

Additionally, flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets should be reported to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority Hotline at 866-689-3970.

Along the same lines, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management tweeted that drivers should avoid flooded areas.