Woodbridge Issues Flood Alert

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WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management announced that the National Weather Service has issued a storm and flood watch advisory that includes Woodbridge Township for Wednesday, March 9 through noon on Friday, March 11.

Rain is expected to begin during the overnight hours tonight into tomorrow. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon through 6–9 a.m. Friday morning. Possible rainfall amounts are from 1.5 to 3 inches accompanied by heavy wind gusts of 35-50 mph. There is a probability that flooding will occur along creeks and streams and in low-lying streets routinely subject to flooding.

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Woodbridge residents and business-owners in the flood-prone areas of Crampton Avenue, Watson Avenue, Heidelberg Avenue, Vesper Avenue, Pearl Avenue, and Von Vetchen Avenue and residents in the Ideal home park and surrounding area in Avenel (East Coddington Street, St. Mary Way, Jay Street, Freddie Alison Drive, Joey Lane, Jessie Lane, Christina Drive, Helen Ave. and Coke Avenue) are reminded to move vehicles to higher ground and to be prepared to undertake emergency procedures should the Office of Emergency Management issue specific storm-related warnings.

The Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Works closely monitors weather conditions and is at the ready to undertake appropriate public safety operations should the predicted storm result in flooding of low-lying areas or other emergency conditions. Township Public Works crews have previously worked to clear storm drains and streets to allow for storm water run-off and will be positioned for around-the-clock operations over the next 36 – 48 hours as needed.

Woodbridge Township residents should tune to local TV news and weather reports, TV-35, or log-on to the Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for weather information or specific storm-related announcements. For additional information Woodbridge residents can contact the Office of Emergency Management at 1-732-634-4500 or the Department of Public Works at 1-732-738-1311 x3600.


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