River Flood: End of Day Update – Crest 25.5′ About Midnight

The flood warning for the Delaware River was issued by the National Weather Service. Here is some information. If you have questions, please enter a comment and it will be answered ASAP. If there is an immediate emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.

Current Situation (7PM, Friday 11 March 2011):

  • The crest forecast is for 25.5 feet at about Midnight. This is not a large flood event. Live data is below.
  • We closed River Road from Narrows Hill Road to Firehouse Lane. This is a large stretch of road to be closed, we have to do this because we have to divert traffic at an intersection. Here is a map of where the flooding actually is (shown in blue). You can’t drive through the water in those places, it’s too deep, so if you need to turn LEFT at Bridgeton Hill Road & River Road, it’s better to go around via Narrows Hill Road. You can’t get to Frenchtown via Rt. 32 right now.
  • To prevent a traffic mess, we implemented a Detour Notice at Bridgeton Hill Road at Chestnut Ridge Road,
  • The Bridge Construction Crew is still working through this flood event, they will be moving heavy equipment in and out of the area, use caution.
  • We hope that people can send us pictures of the flood progress so for future incidents we have better information about when it is necessary and appropriate to close area roads.

Throughout this incident, we’ll keep the latest information we have here on the site.

Here’s the live data feed from the NOAA Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service:

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