CALDWELL, NJ – After receiving 4.9 inches of rain on Saturday, the Borough of Caldwell announced that the municipal building, public library and community center parking deck sustained major damage, but no injuries had been reported as of Sunday afternoon.
It was also announced that bulk pickup will be conducted on Wednesday for all Caldwell residents for storm cleanup purposes.
“Please check on your elderly and disable neighbors and park your vehicles in driveways if practical in order for our public works crew to continue street cleanup,” Mayor Ann Dassing said in a press release.
Until further notice, the lower lever of the parking deck lower level will be closed. Parking is available to permit holders in the Parsons Lot off of Westville Avenue and on Roseland Avenue over night.
The borough asks that all drivers adhere to the new parking pattern, as the main entrance to the upper level of the parking deck is closed and under review by the Caldwell Borough Engineer to evaluate the safety of the roadway.
In addition, Dassing noted that the library will be closed this week, but the community center is open to the public.
In the case of another flash flood warning, residents are urged to remain inside, seek higher ground and call 9-1-1 for any emergencies.
The above video shows flooding that occurred in Caldwell on Saturday afternoon.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.