Storm floods numerous roads in Princeton area (update 11:45 a.m. Friday)
The storm that swept through Central New Jersey on Thursday evening has led to flooding and road closures through the Princeton region. Some roads reopened Friday morning, while others were still closed.
In Princeton, all roads are open as of Friday at 11:45 a.m. On Thursday, Quaker Road, Mercer Road, Rosedale Road between Elm Road and Province Line Road, the Winfield Road and Mountain Avenue intersection, and Christopher Drive between Walker Drive and Rosedale Road were all closed.
In Lawrence, Province Line Road was closed as of about 7 a.m. between Princeton Pike and Quakerbridge Road due to a vehicle crash. The road was opened again around 9 a.m.
In Franklin Township, Canal Road is closed between Copper Mine Road and Old Georgetown Road due to flooding. The Griggstown Causeway is closed due to flooding.
In Plainsboro, Mapleton Road is closed due to flooding. John White Road between Cranbury Neck and Millstone Road is also closed due to flooding. Scudders Mill Road is closed at College Road East due to a downed tree.
In West Windsor, police have not issued a Friday update yet. Thursday night they were urging drivers to avoid traveling and turn around if a road is flooded. So many roads were flooded that police couldn’t block them all. Police issued a yellow road alert, meaning the majority of roads and bridges in West Windsor were unsafe for travel.
We will update this post as more information becomes available. Send your storm photos and updates to editor∂planetprinceton.com.