The storm that dropped five inches of rain on parts of New Jersey yesterday led Acting Gov. Dick Codey to declare a state of emergency and advise residents this morning to stay home today if they can.


Dozens of stetches of highway around the state are closed by flooding, according to a list published this morning by the Asbury Park Press online. Nearly 19,000 electricity customers serviced by Public Service Electric & Gas are without juice, mostly in Bergen County, the Star-Ledger reported.

None of those roads, however, are in the area we call The Green, the region stretching from Parkway exit 109 to Sea Bright; the nearest appear to be two stretches of Route 36 in Hazlet. And so far, we’ve seen no reports of power outages anywhere in Monmouth County.

This morning’s high tides are the thing to watch out for, emergency officials are warning.

But so far, it appears to be just a whole lot wetter out there than usual in our little corner of the world.

NJ Transit’s email alert system has so far sent out no notices of delays on the North Jersey Coast Line, though the Ledger says the line is among several experiencing up to 20 minute delays.

Instead, the only alert we received was one that said, ‘All New Transit Employee are expected to be at work today,’ which sounded as much as a stern warning to NJT workers as an assurance to commuters.

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