Flood advisory for western Atlantic County

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A strong line of thunderstorms moving across South Jersey has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a flood watch for portions of Atlantic County through 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11./NWS A strong line of thunderstorms moving across South Jersey has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a flood watch for portions of Atlantic County through 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11./NWS

A strong line of thunderstorms moving across South Jersey has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a flood watch for portions of Atlantic County through 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

At 4:21 a.m., a line of thunderstorms was approaching the region, the Weather Service said. These thunderstorms are capable of quickly producing and inch of rainfall.

“While it may not sound like much water, the frozen ground is causing excessive runoff,” the National Weather Service said. “In addition, there is still ice in creeks and streams that could restrict flow. This excessive runoff will cause flooding of highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.”

Flooding safety tips

The Weather Service warns that motorists should not drive into areas where water covers the roadway.

“The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely,” the Weather Service said. “Move to higher ground.” 


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