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Update: Cranford Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning, Police Warn Against Travel

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CRANFORD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

At 9:26 a.m., the Cranford Police cautioned flash flooding on roadways via Nixle. Residents are advised to avoid travel and to avoid driving through standing water.

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"Heavy rainfall is causing flash flooding to some roadways due to drainage volume," the Nixle reads. "Do not drive through standing water and avoid travel until rain subsides."

Several cars are stranded in the water on Walnut Avenue, according to the Breaking News Network. The road is closed. Baltimore Avenue and Myrtle Street are experiencing a flooding condition, according to the BNN. Drivers should plan an alternate route.

Residents are reporting flooding on South Union Avenue, Roger Avenue, Lincoln Avenue and portions of South Avenue.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.

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