Glenridge Avenue is now closed. KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL

Due to safety concerns with a tropical storm making its way through the area this weekend, the crane erecting the new midtown parking deck will need to lower its boom to the ground, blocking the roadway.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for northeast New Jersey, and for the safety of residents and surrounding buildings, the township and contractors decided to lower the boom to the street. It will be down directly in front of what was the Crosby building, and Glenridge Avenue will be impassable between North Willow Street and Bloomfield Avenue. The closure is effective immediately.

Local residents will be able to access Glenridge Avenue via North Willow Street or Bloomfield Avenue.

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