UPDATED Severe Weather Soaks Homes, Streets With Epic Lake-Like Flooding in Montclair

Update: Little Falls mayor declared a state of emergency (see below).

Montclair, Bloomfield, Clifton, Verona, Glen Ridge — our entire area was submerged in water yesterday in an epic downpour that flooded streets creating lake-like conditions and made roads impassable.

Kevin Flynn sends us the photo above of Alexander Avenue between Grove and Yantacaw yesterday where the road became a river and added that three motorists needed to be helped out by bystanders.

Grove was also hit hard by Montclair Beach Club in Clifton. Cars were stuck at Watchung Avenue by the train overpass and on Bloomfield Ave and Park Street. Edgemont Park flooded. Route 3 was a giant mess. And we hear Bonsal Preserve was hit especially hard, after losing more than 70 trees recently.

And then there’s this from Totowa:

State of emergency info from Little Falls:

Please be advise that a State of Emergency has been declared in a Little Falls.

Commencing immediately, the Jackson Park area of town will be closed with the only access point being Jackson Ave. Access will be restricted to residents and authorized personnel only.

The parking of vehicles on the following streets is prohibited until the State of Emergency is lifted. Please remove all vehicles from the streets so as not to interfere with the maintenance and cleaning of the roadways. If vehicles are left in the roadway they will be towed.

– Hobson Ave., Jackson Street, Harrison Street, Ryle Ave, Madison Street, Oak Place, Willow Ave, Cedar St, Van Pelt Pl., Grey St., Dewey Avenue

Due to structural concerns, the Fire Department cannot be used to pump out basements and flooded homes at this time.

Please be safe and contact 911 for any emergencies,. In the event of a non-emergency, please contact the LFPD at 973-256-0200.

Tell us how you fared? Is your basement flooded. Did you get stuck?

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  1. Thank you for documenting this storm from diverse perspectives. It was quite amazing. The amount of water that gushed out of the mountain and flowed down Bloomfield Avenue, from both east down though Montclair and west down to Caldwell, was totally unbelievable. The rivers are supposed to crest tomorrow.

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