Residents in Hoboken not only had to wade through murky rainwater on the streets of the city Tuesday night, but found themselves confronted by an unpleasant smell resulting from the stagnant water.
Rain hit the New Jersey city so quickly earlier in the evening that water spilled on to sidewalks. Hours after the rain ended, much of the water lingered, mixing with trash bags and creating a stubborn stench.
"Do you smell that?," asked one frustrated resident, declaring Hoboken "stanky."
The intersection of Jackson Street and 4th Street was flooded, and five blocks away, the intersection of Newark and Clinton streets was nearly impassable.
It was estimated one and a half to two inches of rain fell in the area.
Residents in the flood-prone areas of the city and who have valid resident parking permits or temporary parking permits were offered free parking at municipal garage B at 2nd Street between Hudson and River streets. The parking will be available for free through 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Mayor's Office said.
A thunderstorm watch was in effect for Hudson County, which includes Hoboken, until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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