Storm Wreaks Havoc On Roadways, Residences
Part of Valley Road closed for hours. Water seeps into basements.
Flooding and heavy rains wreaked havoc on roadways in Wayne Wednesday night.
The rain only fell for a short time but caused flooding that closed some major roadways.
French Hill Road was closed between Parish Drive and Moro Terrace because of water damage, authorities said. A county road crew was attempting to repair the damage before the morning commute.
Valley Road heading toward Route 46 at Nellis Drive was closed. Traffic on both sides of the roadway moved at a snail’s pace for hours.
Traffic on Nellis Drive, Ratzer Road, MacDonald Court, and other nearby thoroughfares was severely backed up as well.
Mayor Chris Vergano said at a council meeting that several residents’ basements were flooded.
The first floor of Packanack Community Church was flooded. Water came in through a window, blew a door out, and covered the first floor with a few inches of water.