State of Emergency, Roads Closed in Parts of NJ - NBC 10 Philadelphia

State of Emergency, Roads Closed in Parts of NJ



    Flooding in Salem and Cumberland

    A State of Emergency was declared for both Salem and Cumberland counties after several major roadways were washed out due to heavy rain. (Published Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011)

    A State of Emergency was declared for both Salem and Cumberland counties Sunday night due to serious flooding.

    Heavy rains caused possible structural problems on roadways and bridges throughout the western half of Cumberland County.

    At least three bridges have been washed out and a number of cars have been reported abandoned in high water pouring across roadways, according to Public Works Director Donald Olbrich. 

    A flash flood is in effect until 6 a.m.  Monday for Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May and Ocean Counties.

    Several homes were evacuated around Sunset Lake in Upper Deerfield and Bridgeton. There were also evacuations around Centerton Pond in Salem County where a dam has been compromised, according to state police.

    The following roads are still closed Monday morning:

    In Pittsgrove, Salem County:

    Greenville Road

    Griers Lane

    Morton Avenue

    Husted Station Road

    Lower Road

    Almond Road

    Centerton Road

    Deerfield Road

    Burlington Road

    Palatine Road

    In Cumberland County:

    Stow Creek Township:

    Rt. 49 between Jericho Road and Columbia Highway

    Marlboro Road between West Avenue and Roadstown Road

    Rt 540 Old Cohansey Road and Harmony Road

    Hopewell Township:

    Columbia Highway between Holding and Minches Corner

    Harmony Road between Columbia Highway and John Dare Road

    Diament Road between Roadstown and Academy Roads

    Barrett Run Road between Columbia Highway and Moore’s Corner

    Beebe Run Road at Shoemaker and Silver Lake Roads

    Upper Deerfield Township:

    Parsonage Road in the area of Station 32

    Parsonage Road between Foster and Old Deerfield Pike

    Tice’s Road in the area of the “S” curve

    Seeley Road

    Silver Lake Road

    Rt. 77 and North Mill Road

    The State of Emergency will remain in effect until Monday morning. All non-essential vehicles must stay off the roads.

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