Flash flood warning in effect for Princeton region until midnight, many roads already flooded

Police in Princeton, Montgomery, Hopewell, Lawrence, South Brunswick, and Lambertville have asked residents to stay home and avoid driving. Multiple roads are closed in both towns. In Princeton, police said several water rescues were underway Wednesday night due to vehicles getting stuck in flooded roads.

In South Brunswick, officials have declared a state of emergency. Many streets in Lambertville are flooded and some cars are submerged in water there.

“It is critical to our rescue efforts to avoid further victims, and to clear roadways to allow rescue personnel access to assist those already in need of assistance. We need the public’s cooperation with this,” said Chief Raymond Hayducka.

Washington Road between U.S. Route 1 and the Route 64 bridge in West Windsor has been closed due to flooding near the Tennis Center. Washington Road is also closed between Route 1 and Faculty Road due to downed trees and power lines. Seek an alternate route.

Canal Pointe Boulevard near Meadow Road is closed due to tree across the roadway.

In Plainsboro, avoid Dey Road near Scotts Corner Road due to downed wires, and avoid Dey Road near Petty Road due to flooding. Harvest Drive near Silo Lane is closed due to flooding. Avoid the area of Cranbury Neck Road and John White Road due to flooding.

Route 1 and New Road are flooded in South Brunswick.

The Millstone River at Blackwells Mills is expected to flood. As of 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the water was at 7.6 feet. Flood stage is nine feet.

In Franklin Township, [arts of Easton Avenue, Veronica Avenue, South Middlebush, and Canal Road are closed due to flooding.

The Princeton Dinky Shuttle is out of service due to mechanical issues. SEPTA Trenton line service is also suspended due to overhead wire issues.

A flood warning is in effect for Mercer County, Southwestern Somerset County, Hunterdon County, and Northeastern Bucks County until Friday. Between three and seven inches of rain have fallen already in some areas. Flash flooding is already occurring.

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