Montgomery Declares State of Emergency; Avoid Travel

Montgomery Declares State of Emergency; Avoid Travel

Posted on September 2, 2021

Photo above: Road & Bridge Damage on Rt. 601/Great Rd. in Skillman

Montgomery Township Mayor Devra Keenan this morning declared a local state of emergency in the wake of major flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Office of Emergency Management has been activated. As a result of the declaration, non-essential travel is prohibited on township roads and all municipal buildings are closed.

“We are not yet out of the woods in terms of flooding and we need to stay out of the way of our first responders as they do their important work,” said Mayor Keenan. “Please also save our 9-1-1 emergency calling system for life-threatening emergencies only.”

The storm produced large volumes of rain leading to local streams and rivers to jump their banks. The Millstone River has flooded to its second highest level in recorded history, cresting overnight at 23.4 feet, 13 feet above flood stage.

Many township roads are flooded and covered with debris and  bridges will need to be assessed for structural damage.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Administration, Sept. 2, 2021, 10:16 AM