Construction crews work to stop neighborhood flooding in North Caldwell

Construction crews are working to try and stop the severe flooding in one neighborhood that stretches between North Caldwell and Little Falls.

The construction contractor says water cannot pass through the existing culvert and runs over the top, causing the flooding. The construction crews are tripling the size of the culvert on Little Falls Road to allow more water to flow underneath the road and into the Passaic River. Two upgraded culverts are scheduled to be completed in the neighborhood before the end of September.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo says flooding in that area has been constant for at least 10 years, affecting residents and businesses. Some residents have been putting sandbags at the end of their driveways to prevent the water from entering their homes.

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