Rain to clear, flooding a concern

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The heavy rains made for a very rough commute Thursday morning.

It was a washout for drivers. From truck drivers to school bus drivers, it was a slow go even in rush hour.

“It was pretty rough. The commute is always tough because the truckers take off early and you got a ton of truckers and visibility is tough,” said Mark Abramowicz, New Haven.

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Stevenson Dam on the Housatonic River, May 1, 2014.
Stevenson Dam on the Housatonic River, May 1, 2014.

Crews put up cones and “water over road” signs, giving drivers a warning of what was ahead of them.

Bruneau’s garage in West Haven got flooded with calls Thursday morning, after people got stuck trying to drive through knee high water

“It’s flooded up to the tires and the driver just went over it, and he went to turn around in someone’s driveway and went over an embankment wall,” said Steve Devlin, tow truck driver.

After the rain came the fog, making it difficult for anyone who had to drive.

“There’s accidents. There’s fog. There’s rain. The roads are slippery so it adds additional to the trip,” said David Samalin.

Those who are used to driving from state to state say the weather wasn’t a big deal.

Water covers the off ramp from I-95 to to Kimberly Avenue in West Haven, May 1, 2014.
Water covers the off ramp from I-95 to to Kimberly Avenue in West Haven, May 1, 2014.

“I’m coming from New York and it stopped raining this morning. Last night and the whole day it was raining, yesterday. Not that bad,” said Garry Yang, Massachusetts.

Some drivers say when the roads are wet….

“You have to slow down. Have to be careful and be cautious,” said Abramowicz.

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