FAIRFIELD - Relief from flooding that closed roads and forced dozens of evacuations in northern parts of New Jersey earlier this week might be short-lived.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Dave Curren says another 2-3 inches of rain could soak the state beginning overnight and flooding could persist through Thursday night.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the rain and more dangerous flooding.

Fairfield police are already asking residents to evacuate and schools have been shut down for Thursday. Businesses and merchants are also being encouraged to close, especially Friday and Saturday.

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