Heavy rains cause flooded roads in New Jersey
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (WABC) -- Strong storms moved through the tri-state area Wednesday afternoon, flooding roads, mostly in northern New Jersey.
In Essex County, the Garden Staet Parkway was closed for a short time because of flooding between Exits 145 and 149.
Traffic had to be diverted and quickly backed up.
The Parkway reopened in both directions at about 3 p.m. after disabled vehicles were removed and water was plowed off the road.
Traffic also slowed to a crawl in Hackensack due to the rising flood water.
Five people stuck in two cars were rescued, but the water receded quickly.
There were no injuries.
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