Ice jam flooding keeps Trenton highway closed on inauguration day

A portion of Route 29 in Trenton remains closed due to flooding from an ice jam in the Delaware River, complicating the traffic around the Statehouse with Tuesday’s gubernatorial inauguration hours away.

The highway was shut in the area of Calhoun Street after the Delaware River spilled over its banks Monday. In addition, the exit to Memorial Drive is closed, according to, the state department of transportation’s traffic website.

Flooding is slowly beginning to subside, according to the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydraulic Prediction Service. The river was at 18.62 feet as of 6:30 …read more

Source: Mercer

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