Photos: Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding in Cliffwood Beach; Route 35 Closed
Water flooded past the beach and up local streets Wednesday morning.
Heavy rains and the approaching high tide resulted in severe flooding in Cliffwood Beach along the Raritan Bay this morning.
Photos posted on the Aberdeen-Matawan Joint Community Emergency Response Team Facebook are reminiscent of Hurricane Sandy, minus the pounding waves that destroyed over ten homes in the beachfront section of Aberdeen Township.
The photos were shared with Patch by the photographer, who is a member of CERT. He noted that they were taken Wednesday morning before high tide.
As of 9 a.m., the rain and high tide flooded Route 35 between Cliffwood Avenue and County Road. Local police have shut down the section of highway in both directions and are diverting traffic locally while they wait for the water to recede, according to Chief John Powers.
Patch will update this story with information as it becomes available.
Tell us: Do you live in Cliffwood Beach? Did you face flooding this morning on your way to work or school? How often do your streets flood?