Heavy rain brings wet and soggy conditions to New Jersey to end the week

Parts of New Jersey saw over 1 inch of rain as a storm system drenched the state in heavy rain.

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2020, 9:53 PM

Updated 1,335 days ago

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Parts of New Jersey saw over 1 inch of rain as a storm system drenched the state in heavy rain.
Forecasters were worried about the potential for localized flooding in parts of the state because of the amount of rain that was expected to fall.
There were some flooding conditions on Wilson Avenue in Newark, causing some traffic slowdowns. About an inch of rain was expected to fall in Newark.
The rain also fell hard further south in Toms River. But road crews say that they weren’t anticipating any major problems. They say that storm drains have been cleared.
"Start preparing anything you can for the anticipated leaf season,” says Anthony Benyola, the acting director of the Toms River Public Works Department. “You have to clean those basins in front of your home the best you can and it helps alleviate any of our concerns. it keeps water flowing and it'll do wonders for this place if that's done."
Benyola says that if it rained like this later in the fall, the leaves could pose flooding problems.


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