Tropical Storm Ida Floods Lawrence Township 100+ Displaced

September 2, 2021

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ida flooded US-1, Bakers Basin Road, Franklin Corner Road and many other areas of the Township. Numerous homes and businesses were flooded. There were reports of firefighters, police and other rescue personnel making rescues thought the township. There are reports of over 100 people being displaced due to flooding of the Sleep-E-Hollow Motel and Mounts Motel, emergency personnel evacuated the residents to a neighboring WaWa store for safety. The Red Cross and other agencies were working on finding temporary shelter for the displaced.

ROADS CURRENTLY CLOSED: Carter Rd. from Van Kirk – Carson Princeton Pike NB @ Province Line Rd.206 North @ Province Line Rd. Whitehead Rd. from Sweetbriar – Freeway Rt. 1 NB @ Darrah Lane Franklin Corner Rd. from Rt. 1 – Princeton Pike Bakers Basin Rd. from Rt. 1 – Basin Rd. Rt. 1 SB from Kelly via duct – Franklin Corner Rd. Rosedale Rd. @ Province Line Rd. Anyone needing to travel to Princeton Hospital can use Princeton Pike North to Province Line Rd. to Rt. 1 North.

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