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Flooded cars towed from Univ. of Hartford lots

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Students' cars were being towed from a parking lot at the University of Hartford early Friday morning, one day after heavy rain flooded the parking lot.

Students were waiting for hours on Thursday for flood waters to recede so they could get to their vehicles, some of which were under water for hours. Many students said they feared the cars were damaged beyond repair.

The university is now advising students to file reports with public safety on campus, which will help with insurance claims. In the meantime, the school is providing taxi services for students who need rides to work or to internships.

School officials say an email was sent out telling students to move their cars before the flooding got bad, however they say many of the students missed the warning because it was early and they were still sleeping.

Several roads around campus were also closed Friday morning because of flooding an damage. The school's website says a section of Bloomfield Avenue just north of campus had washed away. Bloomfield Avenue is now closed between the Jewish Community Center and the Cottage Grove Road intersection.

The road between The Hartt School and the Facilities/Public Safety building is also closed to traffic and pedestrians because of damage.

 

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