HIGHLANDS, NJ - Heavy rain inundated the area Wednesday with a thunder and lightning storm that settled in during the mid-afternoon.

NJ DOT road crews cleared mud from Route 36 in Highlands in front of Kavookjian field.  Flooding affected sections of Bay Avenue and other low lying areas in the borough.

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Above photo by unknown photographer of Waterwitch Avenue covered with mud and water.  Photos provided by AHHerald reader, Melissa Maria. 

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Photo taken by Melissa Maria.

Melissa Maria, a life-long resident of Highlands said, "My car was submerged and had to be towed to the dealership. The insurance company can't get out to see my car until tuesday.

She said, "The water rushed in so quickly and I grew up in Highlands I have never seen it rush in like that since the '92 storm."