PHOTOS & VIDEO: Downpour Causes Heavy Flooding, Downed Wires; Numerous Vehicles Stuck

PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED] The heavy downpour this morning is causing heavy flooding on numerous streets around town. There are also reports of downed wires.

Numerous motorists attempting to drive through deep waters, have gotten stuck. Some waters are nearly 2 feet deep.

Police and Chaveirim are urging motorists to use extreme caution when driving during such storms.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch, which is in effect until late tonight.

UPDATE: The Lakewood Police Department is urging motorists not to attempt to drive through deep water. Also reduce speed and use headlights and flashers.

Chaveirim has received about 40 calls in a 30 minute span, Chaveirim says. Many were for vehicles stuck in water, and heavy flooding in homes and schools.

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There are 20 Comments to "PHOTOS & VIDEO: Downpour Causes Heavy Flooding, Downed Wires; Numerous Vehicles Stuck"

  • Floody says:

    Can people send in posts about where there is flooding? I have to go to work later and it would be helpful to know what streets to avoid.

  • Jog-a-thon Rules !! says:

    Well, at least produce will be cheaper heading into summer, Fall & winter. Yippeeee !!

  • Sara says:

    There is flooding on Martin Luther Between Pine & Wynatt.

  • shira says:

    4th street by foodex has flooding. rte 88 by monmouth is also flooded

  • anonymous says:

    Squankum from 11th to county line flooded and closed

  • Lkwder says:

    Flooding on Lexington and 9th.
    Lexington is closed between 8th street and 10th street.

  • Anonymous says:

    Terrible flooding in Squankum from tenth until Carey

  • Anonymous says:

    Huge puddle on intersection of laurelwood and 14th use caution

  • Daf Guy says:

    Oy! I hope I don’t get a full mikvah in my basement again!

  • Fullbagger says:

    Some of gsp closed, got pounded on way to manhattan and still pouring up here.

  • Just trying to help says:

    South Lake drive is safe.

  • Jog-a-thon Rules !! says:

    This intense rain may b a msg from H-shem for us to do Teshuva & increase our Torah & Chessed !!

  • AE says:

    Or maybe it gishmei brocha and the ribonno shel olam is sending us a message that everybody is doing great!!

  • Bugbear says:

    We need a lot more houses in Lakewood And And cars.

  • North lake driver says:

    Does anyone know if North lake drive is drivable?

  • Local says:

    Maybe it’s just nature and it’s raining meaning NOTHING…

  • Honest says:

    Send Chaveirim $ so they can help you!

  • Anonymous says:


  • RebRambo says:

    To Jog-a-Thon:

    Maybe it is a message not to go jogging but instead to go swimming

  • anonymous says:

    This is a real example of uncontrolled building without fixing the infrastructure, no room for cars, no room for rain water.

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