Ravine Drive between Main Street and Matawan Avenue will remain closed for one to two weeks after flood water from Lake Lefferts again damaged the roadway, according to Sgt. Thomas Falco who is the Matawan office of emergency management coordinator.
Although the damage is not immediately visible to drivers, Falco explained that the earthen embankment along the Lake Lefferts dam was eroded by the heavy rainfall Wednesday night.
Drivers are asked to allow additional travel time and plan an alternate route.
This is not the first time that the section of Ravine Drive along the Lake Lefferts dam has given way. In 2011, during Tropical Storm Irene, rushing water from the lake washed away a chunk of pavement. The road remained closed for weeks while the county conducted repairs.