Hackensack River floods part of New Milford, evacuations underway

NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Thursday’s intense rain continues to cause localized flooding in parts of New Jersey.

Police in New Milford say the Hackensack River is cresting near River Edge Road, and homes in the area are being evacuated. 

Chopper 2 Flying

BREAKING: Chopper 2 is over New Milford, New Jersey where police say evacuations are underway after the Hackensack River flooded the area. https://cbsn.ws/3jiL2EA

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On Thursday night, the Passaic River also overflowed and flooded nearby streets. 

CBS2 spoke with a restaurant owner who said there was 2 feet of water outside his business. 

“We still have a lot in there, can’t leave really,” he said. “We got one area they can walk through, if they want to go through 2 feet of water.”

That water has since receded. 

Ramapo Police also posted a photo of a car stuck in flood waters at South Pascack and Grotke roads.

Stick with CBS2, CBS News New York and CBSNewYork.com for the latest forecast and weather alerts. 

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