Flooding a major concern in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – Rain continued to pour in New Haven on Tuesday and caused significant problems on the roads.
Drivers were reminded by law enforcement officials that if they do see any flooding on the roadway, they need to “turn around and don’t drown.”
Hydroplaning was another issue.
Earlier, New Haven Mayor Justin Eliker said the city received an incredible amount of rain. As of 11 a.m., the City Hall rain gauge reported 4 inches.
Flooding was an issue in typical spots like Union Avenue, Quinnipiac Avenue, Middletown Avenue, Brewery Street and Meadow Street.
Afternoon rain could lead to more issues.
Rick Fontana, emergency operations director for the City of New Haven, said in some areas. cars needed to be towed Tuesday morning.
Fontana said the city got an amount of rain in a day that it usually gets in a month.
“We were inundated with water this morning, from 12 midnight to 6am we had two inches of rain and then from 6am to 8 two inches of rain as you know there’s nowhere for that amount of rain to go with the amount of flooding we had this morning we saw areas that we typically call frequent flood areas that we see numerous times throughout the year but we saw areas we do not see flooding in,” said Fontana.
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