NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Saturday’s nor’easter dumped heavy rain and caused widespread flooding across parts of the Tri-state area. In some places, travel was temporarily brought to a standstill by the powerful storm.
Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph occurred this morning along the coast, with 30-40 mph gusts inland. The other big story was the coastal flooding.
In New Jersey, Hoboken Terminal was flooded, with multiple train platforms under water.
NY Waterway also canceled ferry service to Hoboken due to the flooding at the station.
The storm also brought down trees, one severely damaging a house in Neptune. Relentless wind gusts coated the beachfront road in Sea Bright with a layer of sand.
The Harris family felt the brunt of the wet and windy Saturday after their morning coffee run.
“It’s sad because I really just want to be playing outside,” daughter Jemma said.
Later in the day the concern turned to flooding. Combine the morning’s heavy winds with the rising tide in the Shrewsbury River, and residents said they feared the flooding could continue well into the evening.
“Hardest I’ve seen in a long time,” said Sea Bright resident Bill Lincoln. “I live on the other side of the river there, and it’s the hardest I’ve seen in a hard time.”
In New York, the stormy weather had some folks dodging flying flying objects, sitting in traffic, or waiting for power to get restored.
Utility crews in Queens braved gusty winds as they elevated to the tops of poles to replace power lines that were twisted, tangled, and toppled after a massive tree slammed into a car.
Getting around parts of the city also proved challenging, with cars forced to trudge through tire-deep water on the FDR Drive.
NYC Ferry service to Rockaway was also suspended in the early morning hours as the nor’easter swept through the area.
Luckily, no injuries connected to the storm were immediately reported.