Heavy rains leave motorists stranded, roads closed across New Jersey

<p>Dozens of people had to be rescued Tuesday after a heavy rainfall caused flooding around the state.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2018, 9:17 PM

Updated 2,072 days ago

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Dozens of people had to be rescued Tuesday after a heavy rainfall caused flooding around the state.
The downpour forced the closure of several roadways, including of parts of routes 1 and 9 between Newark and Jersey City and Route 3 near Secaucus and Easter Rutherford. Police and emergency crews had to rescue dozens of stranded motorists in Bayonne, Hackensack, North Bergen and Fairview.
Firefighters using a high-water rescue vehicle rescued more than 100 employees of several businesses on the 800 block of Fairview Avenue in Fairview who were trapped by the flooding.
About a dozen homes in Secaucus took on water due to the flooding.
Homeowner Mark Zaremba says that around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon his finished basement was flooded, by about 7 inches of water.
“Everything just came up. Everybody’s backyards flooded out. Both sides of the street and unfortunately we got water in our houses,” Zaremba says.
New Jersey saw over 2 inches of rain Tuesday, according to News 12 meteorologists.
More rain is expected for Wednesday afternoon and evening.


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