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New Jersey roads flood and rain keeps falling

Local News | May 01, 2014

New Jersey roads flood and rain keeps falling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Flood watches and warnings remain in effect for most of New Jersey as heavy rains continue to soak the state.

More than 2 inches of rain had fallen in some areas by early Wednesday night, and forecasters say another 1 to 2 inches is possible before the storm system finally leaves the region on Thursday afternoon.

Forecasters say streams and rivers remain at risk of flooding throughout the state. Many communities throughout the state have flooded roads and road closings. Several weather-related accidents also are being reported, and drivers are being urged to use extra caution.

The stormy weather also is causing major delays at the region’s airports, especially Newark Liberty, where delays of more than three hours are being reported.