Flooding, road closings follow Nor’easter

| Monday, April 16, 2007

Truckers from New Jersey to New England had to pick their routes carefully Monday after record rainfall in many areas caused flooding and road closures.

According to media reports, acting New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey declared a state of emergency after widespread flooding shut down more than 50 roads and state highways, including State Routes 30 and 130, which are the main routes into Camden.

The Nor’easter, which produced nearly eight inches of rain in downtown New York, also generated high winds, knocking out power for nearly 300,000 customers from Maryland to Maine.

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