Flooding shuts down Route 23 in Pequannock and Wayne

PEQUANNOCK - Severe flooding has forced authorities to shut down large portions of Route 23 in Pequannock and Wayne.

Officials say several other roads in the area will be closed down as the flooding worsens.

Route 23 serves as the main roadway to several nearby towns, including Kinnelon, Butler and Riverdale.

State Police Sgt. Julian Castellanos says officials are evacuating approximately 1,300 homes in Pequannock and about 100 homes in Fairfield Township.

The National Weather Service says the Passaic, Rockaway and Ramapo rivers are still rising and won't crest until Saturday.

Flooding information from Dave Curren Bound Brook residents keep eye on Raritan River People near Pompton Lakes prepare for floods Sewage drives family out of their home Passaic County towns prepare for the worst ahead of stormLittle Falls prepares for more rain, flooding Wayne braces for more flooding VIDEO: Chopper 12 over flooding in northern NJ Fairfield mayor calls for stronger flood response Bound Brook's flood-control project close to completion Storm causes flooding in Westwood Bound Brook's flood-control project close to completion Flood waters force evacuations in Bergen, Passaic counties New Jersey rivers swell after heavy rains

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