VIDEO: Strong storms cause flash flooding in New Jersey, parts of area

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Heavy downpours cause flash flooding in New Jersey
CeFaan Kim has more from Princeton Junction.

PLAINSBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- Strong storms loomed across the area on Saturday, bringing torrential downpours, and sending people scrambling for safety in flash floods. A State Of Emergency was declared in West Windsor Township. Nearly six inches of rain fell in just a few hours, and water quickly rose in low-lying areas.

Here's a look at the radar from 3-6 p.m., showing why so much rain fell in Middlesex County:

Flooding at a New Jersey Transit underpass tunnel was waist-high.

AJ Ross had more on conditions from South Brunswick:

The rain was so heavy in Princeton Junction, that one viewer said he couldn't leave Princeton Junction station because of flash flooding.

There are also reports of up to 4 inches of rain in the Plainsboro area.

Another video from Plainsboro shows streets completely flooded, with cars unable to move.

As of 5:30 p.m., Jersey Central Power and Light report 2,726 power outages in Morris County, and 1,036 in Somerset County.

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