PATERSON - The water has receded in Paterson, but is still causing problems for many residents. News 12 New Jersey spoke to Passaic County Engineer Steve Edmund about the county's bridges. He says a large log left by floodwaters may have hurt the structure of a bridge in Paterson.
The log will be removed by machines once the water drops to a safe level. The Arch Street Bridge still has water on its approaches and it also remains closed.
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PSE&GJCP&LState of NJ Board of Utilities NJ Emergency Management AssociationNJ Office of Emergency ManagementRed Cross of Central New Jersey Tri-County Red Cross NJ Transit Service Advisories PATH AdvisoriesAdvanced Hydrologic Prediction Service NJ Flood Mitigation Task Force Edmonds says that if critical and some non-critical factors measure up, the bridges will get the green light for inspection. He say once a bridge reopens, it be reevaluated over the coming weeks.