Thunderstorm spurs traffic problems along Monmouth, Ocean border

    A slow moving thunderstorm is causing traffic problems on numerous roadways near the border of Monmouth and Ocean counties during the afternoon rush hour Monday. 

    At 5:45 p.m., the thunderstorm is moving to the northeast away from some areas that picked up over four inches of rainfall in two hours.

    4.19 inches of rain fell just south of Howell in southern Monmouth County, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Standing water is impacting both directions of Route 35 between Route 138 in Wall and the Shark River Drawbridge in Neptune, reports at 5:45 p.m. One land may be closed, according to the report. 

    To the west along Route 34, JSHN contributors report heavy flooding near Wall Stadium. 

    In the Manasquan area, JSHN contributors report malfunctioning traffic signals on Route 35 at the Old Bridge Road and Route 70 intersections. 

    To the southwest in Lakewood, numerous roadways are flooded, according to The Lakewood Scoop. 

    And along the Garden State Parkway, JSHN contributors report pockets of standing water. 

    The Google Traffic map indicates moderate to heavy delays on numerous additional roadways in the area. 

    “While the heaviest rain is now moving north further into Monmouth County, runoff will continue into the evening hours,” a National Weather Service bulletin advises. 

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