Massive geyser of water blasts through pavement in Tenafly, causes massive flooding

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Friday, November 22, 2019
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Josh Einiger has the latest developments from Tenafly.

TENAFLY, New Jersey (WABC) -- With no warning, a geyser of water blasted through the pavement in New Jersey on Thursday evening and sent rivers flowing through downtown Tenafly.

It happened around 5 p.m. on Count Road, when according to Suez Water, a 24-inch underground water main shattered.

The pressure in the main was reportedly so strong that is ruptured the asphalt right in front of a Honda dealership, which had brand new cars sitting on the street.

"The water was rising, and there were pieces of pavement coming up out of the road. It was alarming," said Mary Beth Lawlor of Honda of Tenafly.

Drivers were being urged to avoid the area.


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