Ironbound flooding claims vehicles; reminds some of Sandy

Drivers in Newark's Ironbound were forced to plow

Drivers in Newark's Ironbound were forced to plow through several inches of water, and some of them didn't make it to the other side. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - Drivers in Newark's Ironbound were forced to plow through several inches of water, and some of them didn't make it to the other side.

They had to abandon their cars for higher ground as rain fell for hours on the Brick City, reminding some locals of Superstorm Sandy.

Many homes were destroyed during the 2012 storm when floodwaters rose in the Passaic River. 

Meanwhile, residents pumped out more than 2 inches of rainwater from their homes.

A.J. Jane found out the hard way what could happen if water gets into a car engine. "I think it's just the spark plugs that got wet, but I'm not a mechanic," he says.

Hoboken and Jersey City also had problems with urban flooding Wednesday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was killed in a shooting on 1 At least 1 dead in Thursday night Newark shooting
Genesis Rincon was shot and killed by a 2 Man pleads guilty for death of 12-year-old girl
VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 3 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
VIDEO: Interview with survivor of human trafficking 4 VIDEO: Interview with survivor of human trafficking
VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 5 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Rained poured down on one Roselle Park community, Saturated ground leads to flooded basements

Rained poured down on one Roselle Park community, soaking the soil and causing many residents'

Heavy rain has flooded streets in many coastal Bay shore communities see street flooding

Heavy rain has flooded streets in many coastal areas, and residents are keeping an eye

A section of Route 1 in South Brunswick Flooding shuts down Route 1 in South Brunswick

A section of Route 1 in South Brunswick is closed because of flooding on the

Heavy rain is expected to continue through the Roads flood, beaches erode as rain falls

Flooding on some New Jersey roadways has receded, but the worst isn't over yet, since

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE