Storm Shuts Down Two Roads in West Deptford
Two roads closed down in West Deptford, one after flooding and the other from a downed utility pole.
Update, 1 p.m. 12/21/12: The Brooklawn Circle is closed due to flooding. Traffic is being detoured.
Two roads in West Deptford are closed Friday morning after a storm blew through late last night into early morning.
According to police Chief Craig Mangano, Crown Point Road is closed in between Mid-Atlantic Parkway and Mantua Grove Road due to significant flooding—an area that is prone to washouts.
In addition, a part of Kings Highway is also shut down in between Jessup Road and Parkville-Station Road, due to a downed utility pole. PSEG is currently on site working on the downed pole. However, Mangano says he currently has no estimated time for when the road will re-open.
There are also two residential areas in West Deptford that have experienced some flooding, according to West Deptford Emergency Management Coordinator Joseph Gill.
Water is currently being pumped out of Willow Woods trailer park, another flood prone area. Police officers checked in with residents at Willow Woods, earlier this morning.
In addition, Verga firefighters were recently called out to Miller and Atkins avenue, which also experienced flooding. Currently, Gill says he believes the call was storm related, but did not know the specifics.
Around 2 a.m. today, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued a flood warning for the Delaware River in Gloucester County, through 8:15 a.m. Friday.
Update: This article was updated from the original to include additional information from Joe Gill at 11:49 a.m.
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