Flash Flooding Hits Ridgewood and Glen Rock
Numerous roads were shut down; flash flood warning in effect until 7:45 p.m.
No injuries were reported in Ridgewood late Wednesday afternoon despite reports of flash flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning to the area, projecting heavy winds and a high volume of rain. Bergen County remains under a flash flood warning until 7:45 p.m, though the rain appears to have halted.
Flood waters quickly moved through Ridgewood and Glen Rock just before 5 p.m., closing numerous roads and briefly shutting down Rt. 17.
Flooding was reported at the Glen Rock train underpasses on Maple, Ackerman and at the Franklin Ave. underpass in Ridgewood. All have since re-opened.
According to Ridgewood Police Department Cpt. Jacqueline Luthcke, police received a report that a car was submerged on Rt. 17 near Racetrack Rd. She did not immediately have further details but said no injuries were reported.
County police shut 17 down but re-opened the highway by 6 p.m.
Separately, a transformer caught fire at George St. and Canterbury in Ridgewood, Luthcke said. PSE&G was notified and Ridgewood fire were on scene.