SPARTA, N.J. — As much as a foot of rain fell on northern New Jersey on Saturday, flooding roads and collapsing two bridges. Some residents were evacuated from their homes.
Flash flood watches were posted for much of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York and Connecticut, the National Weather Service said.
A state of emergency was declared in Sparta, where more than 12 inches of rain fell.
Some Sparta residents were evacuated as were people from nearby Ogdensburg and Lake Hopatcong.
The National Guard sent trucks and troops to help emergency officials reach flooded areas. Bridges in Jefferson Township and Ogdensburg had collapsed, officials said.
At least 10,000 customers lost power in the region.