The clean up of flood damage is underway as nearly two days of heavy rain from Henri finally comes to an end.

"It looks like Henri has completed its U-turn and is now moving east from New back into Connecticut," New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said.  "It has become rather disorganized, as dry air intrudes. Our weather conditions are already improving, with New Jersey's final final raindrops coming up around sunset tonight."

The bullseye for the heaviest rain was Cranbury and Jamesburg in Middlesex County where nearly nine inches of rain fell.

Gov. Phil Murphy was scheduled to tour the damage on Monday morning.

Flooding on Dey Road in Cranbury
Flooding on Dey Road in Cranbury (Dennis Symons,

Among the roads still closed on Monday morning as of 11:00 a.m.

  • Bedminster — Lamington Road between Old Route 28 and Burnt Mills Road
  • Franklin (Somerset) — Blackwells Mills Road between Canal Road and Millstone River Road
  • Franklin (Somerset) — Canal Road between Elm Street and Blackwells Mills Road
  • Jamesburg — Forsgate Drive between Buckelew Ave and Perrineville Road
  • Lebanon  — Mountain Road between Route 22 and Weatherhill Road
  • Middlesex Boro — River Road between Lincoln Boulevard and Baekeland Ave
  • Montgomery/Rocky Hill — Route 518 between Crescent Ave and Canal Road in Rocky Hill and Opossum Road and Great Road
  • South Plainfield — New Market Ave between Hamilton Boulevard and New Brunswick Ave
  • Summit — Glenside Ave between Stiles Road and Route 78
  • Sections of Route 22 through Union Township (Union), Scotch Plains and Readington

Flooding in Middlesex County, NJ on Aug. 23, 2021

Gov. Phil Murphy toured devastating flooding in Monroe on Aug. 23. Heavy rains during weekend caused flooding of neighborhoods in Cranbury, Helmetta and Jamesburg in Middlesex County

Storm related power outages are not a major issue. As of Monday at 10:50 a.m., JCP&L's outage map shows just over 3,736 outages mostly in Morris County and Sussex County (Hopatcong) while PSE&G reported under 1,000 outages across its service area.

NJ Transit was not reporting any flood related issues although local road closures could affect buses.

Flooding in Jamesburg
Flooding in Jamesburg (Jamesburg Fire Dept)

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The best outdoor beer gardens at NJ breweries

There are more options than ever for enjoying a Garden State crafted beer in an outdoor setting.

New Jersey tied for first place (with Kentucky) with 43% growth in the craft beer scene from 2015 to 2019, according to C+R Research.

The following is a roundup of breweries around the state with scenic, dedicated outdoor seating as weather allows.

Point Pleasant Beach NJ: 11 most popular spots

The oceanside location of Point Pleasant Beach has been a source of enjoyment for centuries.

The first permanent boardwalk was built in 1915 and in the late 1920’s, Orlo Jenkinson built Jenkinson’s Pavilion and Swimming Pool. 

Over the past 100 years or so, the community has grown into a vibrant resort destination for state residents and tourists, alike.

NJ arrests 31 accused child predators in "Operation 24/7"

A roundup of 31 men have been accused of sexually exploiting children online, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on July 14 while detailing "Operation 24/7."

The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic winds down, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in just the first 6 months of 2021 than they received in the entire year in 2019. The following are suspects charged in "Operation 24/7."

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