Princeton area storm update for Wednesday night, Jan. 10 (last revised at 11:45 p.m.)

As of 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, about 7,500 homes and businesses in the state were still without power, including more than 150 PSE&G customers in Mercer County. About 15 homes in Princeton, 12 homes in Lawrence, and 71 homes in Hopewell Township were still without power (that are served by PSE&G). About 260 JCP&L customers in Hopewell were still without power. JCP&L has been slower to restore power than PSE&G.

Over the past 36 hours, many locations in the Delaware River Basin have received roughly two to three inches of rain. Many coastal locations along the tidal Delaware River and Delaware Bay experienced significant tidal flooding. Despite the rains letting up, many creeks, streams, and rivers will not crest until Wednesday afternoon. Localized flooding will continue through this period, and drivers should continue to obey road closures and avoid all standing water.

Some roads are still closed due to flooding or downed trees and wires. We will update this as we have more information.


The traffic light is out at Route 206 and Cherry Valley Road.

Snowden Lane is now open.

Pardee Circle is closed

Mercer Road is now open.

Stuart Road has been reopened as of 5 p.m.

Drakes Corner Road is closed between Fredrick Court and Leonard Court due to downed trees and wires.

Quaker Road is closed between Mercer Road and Province Line Road due to flooding.

River Road is closed between Herrontown Road and Blue Spring Road due to flooding.

North Road is closed at Prettybrook Road due to downed trees and wires.

Ridgeview Road is closed between Cherry Hill Road and Petit Place due to downed trees and wires.

Mt. Lucas Road is now open.

Snowden Lane is closed between Wheatsheaf and Franklin Avenue due to downed trees and wires.

Route 206 is now open.


Monroe Road is closed at Lawrenceville-Pennington Road.

Lawrenceville-Pennington Road is closed from Federal City Road to Denow Road.

Carson Road is closed.

The Fackler Spur is closed.

Hopewell Valley

Old Mill Road closed.

Elm Ridge Rd is down to one lane at Alta Vista.

Woosamonsa road is closed between Burd Road and Route 579.

Honey Brook Road is closed.

Harbourton Woodsville Road is closed due to flooding.

Stony Brook Road is closed between Route 654 and Route 518.

Crusher Road is closed.

County Route 612 (Marshalls Corner Woodsville Road) is closed,

County Route 579 (Bear Tavern Riadd) is down to one lane at Jacobs Creek.

Fiddlers Creek Road is closed.

West Windsor

Southfield Road is closed at Nostrand Road (at the Plainsboro Township Line) in both directions due to a low-hanging wire.

Washington Road is open. The westbound lane reopened at about 9:30 a.m. The eastbound lane opened at about 8:30 a.m.

At Clarksville Road and Landing Lane, there is a partial roadway obstruction to northbound lane of travel. A utility repair pending. Seek an alternate route.

There are some scattered power outages throughout West Windsor. All traffic signals are functional.


CR 605 at Bluespring Rd into Princeton (Flooding)
-CR 533 (River Road) closed from Bridgepoint to Dead Tree Run Road (Flooding)
-CR 533 (River Road) closed North of Griggstown Road (Flooding)
-Griggstown Causeway Closed (Flooding)
-Sunset Road is now open.
-Sycamore Ave from 206 to Robin Drive (Wires)
-Dutchtown Zion West of 601 (Flooding)

Traffic lights at the following locations are not working:
Route 206 at Harlingen Road
Route 206 at Sunset Road
Route 601 at Montgomery High School
Route 601 at Route 518

South Brunswick

All major roads are open. Flooding that closed Route 1 around midnight has gone down. Fallen trees and wires have left a few local roads still closed.

Riva Avenue is closed at Davidsons Mill Road.

East New Road is closed between Ridge Road and Monica Way.

White Pine Road is closed between Davidsons Mill Road and Church Lane.

Franklin Township

In Franklin Township, Canal Road between Coppermine Road and Rt. 518 is closed due to flooding.

Canal Road is closed from Bunker Hill Road South to Route 518.

Jaques Lane is closed from South Middlebush to Canal Road.

Coppermine Road is closed from Old Georgetown to Canal Road.

Blackwells Mills Road from Van Cleef to Canal and the Blackwells Mills Causeway is closed due to flooding.

Easton Avenue is now open in both directions.



  • Three Bridges between Woodfern and Hockenbury closed due to flooding
  • Blackpoint closed into Branchburg due to flooding
  • Flooding on Hockenbury between Amwell Rd and Three Bridges and poles and wires
  • River Road and Riverside drive closed due to flooding
  • Woodfern Road the bridge (318 Three Bridges road) closed trees across road
  • Studdiford Bridge closed Hillsborough side flooding
  • Basilone Bridge closed
  • Millstone River Road closed between Millstone Borough and Amsterdam Drive
  • Roycefield Road is closed between Dukes Parkway West and River Road
  • Route 206 Closed Northbound at Brooks Blvd – diverting traffics onto Brooks

NJ Transit

NJ Transit’s Access Link has issued a travel advisory due to the state of emergency. Customers are advised to confirm if their destination will be open, allow extra travel time, and anticipate weather-related service delays.

Somerset County

Due to the potential for flooding as rivers reach their crests early Wednesday afternoon following the recent severe weather, some Somerset County services are delayed or operating on limited or adjusted capacities.

What to do if you lose power

If you are a PSE&G customer and you lose power, you can report it at 1-800-436-7734.

If you are a JCP&L customer and you lose power, you can report it at 1-888-544-4877 . You can also text at 544487 (LIGHTS).

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