NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Drivers are dealing with dangerous conditions as the remnants of Zeta drench the Tri-State Area.

One driver in Newark, N.J. needed her car towed when it got stuck in deep floodwaters on McClellan Street near Runiak Avenue, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported Thursday.

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“I turned my steering wheel, I put it in neutral and got out, pushed it as hard as I could… and then I just quickly put it in park because I couldn’t push any more,” said Melanie Hill of Kearny, N.J.

Newark Police set up barriers to block off a flooded section of McClellan Street. (credit: CBS2)

Police have since set up barriers to block off that section of McClellan St.

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Layton reported seeing other drivers trying to drive through the barricaded section, but police stopped them.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

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