Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission says removal will help control flooding on the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield.
On Thursday morning, a Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission work crew dragged a giant fallen tree from the Third River, which runs parellel to the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield. The PVSC workers were targetting the area on the recommendation of Bloomfied DPW crews, who had noted that the Hurricane Sandy related debris would was causing a flood hazard for the area.
The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission had crews remove debris blocking the flow of the river on Monday.
The Third River will flow a little easier through Bloomfield this week. Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission maintenance crews weathered snow on Monday as they cleared large tree branches and debris blocking the flow of Third River under an access bridge leading to 225 Belleville Ave. “We are removing the blockage here from this overpass,” said River Restoration Program Manger Brian Davenport. “Basically the trees, debris and natural plant material wash down and they get hung up on this bottleneck here and raise the level of the river upstream a foot to two feet.” The bridge leads to a large building complex housing a variety of businesses. The property is also located at the southern portion of Foley Field and residential homes to the …