Flooding hits New England amid heavy rain - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Flooding hits New England amid heavy rain

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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) - Moderate rainfall is hitting Massachusetts, moving up the coast from where it brought more than 3 inches of rain in parts of Rhode Island on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service warned of flash flooding through the evening in parts of Worcester and Middlesex counties.

In Providence, some manhole covers were swept off by water that filled the streets. Several roads were closed, including Route 10 near Interstate 95 in Providence, where some cars were stuck in the water.
 
Ramps to Route 9 near Wellesley were also closed as flood waters rose to an unsafe levels.

Forecasters said the main threat was flash flooding in urban areas, especially in low-lying areas or places with poor drainage. They also warned that small streams could flood.
 
Motorists were urged not to drive on flooded streets. It may seem like common sense, since the water might not seem deep, but it could cause vehicles to get stuck.

If drivers have an older car, wet wires can cause it to stall. Hydroplaning can also present a dangerous situation.
   
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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