The three of us decided to document the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Smoke Rise this afternoon. Several of our roads were shut down - including the East Gate Exit Road and Forge Road, so we explored on foot.
|Stream below Orchard Road spillway seen from Eastgate Rd|
|Same as above including view of spillway/waterfall|
|Forge Pond Road disconnect, approx 25' across|
|Driveway off of East Gate Rd|
|Driveway off of Brookvale Rd|
|Driveway across the street from house above|
|East Gate Exit Road in the distance|
from the top of the Orchard Rd Bridge,
at an earlier and calmer time
Christine took our photos and created a presentation video of the photos we took walking around Smoke Rise. It is 2:37 minutes long with no sound, but gives you a good idea of what we encountered.
[Subscribers, click on this link to view the Hurricane Irene Aftermath in Smoke Rise, Kinnelon NJ on YouTube.]
How did you weather Hurricane Irene? Do send us your photos with description and location and we'll upload them for all to see!
Added 8/29/11: yesterday's report of road closings and river statuses in North Jersey.
Kinnelon Road is shut down indefinitely at Rickabear #385 because the road collapsed.
Here's a photo of the River going over its banks in Butler.
Added 8/30/11: photo of I287 road collapse just south of exit 44. Hat tip to Steve Woodruff. And, from Patch, photos of the bridge collapse on Kinnelon Road by Rickabear.