Flash flooding leads to road closures in some areas

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Heavy rain leads to road closures, as Tri-State area preps for impact
Heavy rain is expected to impact parts of the Tri-State area, even leading to a road closure in New Jersey. N.J. Burkett has the story.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Some drenching downpours caused flash flooding in a few areas on Saturday, although it was nothing like the storms of a week ago.

Over in Clifton, New Jersey, the westbound lane of Route 3 was closed due to flooding caused by heavy bands of rain overnight leading to several cars stranded.

Crews were busy Saturday morning removing a number of stranded vehicles on the highway.

The route was reopened just as morning traffic started to pick up around 8:00 a.m.

Another band of heavy rain was expected Saturday afternoon but the flood watch for New York City and the immediate metro area was expired.

Over in Bronxville, one of the frequent trouble spots during flood watch warnings, conditions were the opposite from last week's citywide record-breaking rainfall, which prompted a state of emergency due to the Bronx River Parkway getting flooded.

Marcus Solis reports from Bronxville as NYC prepares for Saturday's heavy rain.

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol advised residents to take safety measures in anticipation of the expected heavy downpour.

"New York City does not wait for a storm to prepare - we are already several steps ahead," said Mayor Adams. "Our emergency management teams, first responders, and key city agencies are fully activated and tightly coordinated to face the coming rains head-on. I urge every New Yorker - especially those in areas more susceptible to flooding - to stay alert by signing up for Notify NYC now."


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