Heavy rain, flooding close roads

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Heavy rain flooded roads across Southern Connecticut Friday, and closed one highway ramp in New Haven.

Flooding closed the ramp from Route 34 to I-95 northbound. The Report It picture above shows cars turning around on Route 34 and getting off the exit.

The rains also closed the right lane on I-95 southbound in New Haven between exits 46 and 45 for more than an hour.

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Parts of Whitney Avenue and Grove Street in New Haven were closed at about 2 p.m. because of a downed tree, the fire department said on its Twitter page. Also on Whitney Avenue, but in Hamden, rain helped bring down another tree, blocking one lane of the road.

In Bridgeport, a motorist had to be rescued by emergency crews after becoming stuck in high waters near the intersection of Gregory Street and Iranistan Avenue. Locals said the area has a severe flooding problem.

On WXedge (WTNH’s special weather site): Flash flooding facts and safety

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for New Haven County until 3:30 p.m.

News 8′s Josh Scheinblum contributed to this report.

Flooding on Gulf Street in Milford. (Photosent in via Report It, reportit@wtnh.com)
Flooding on Gulf Street in Milford. (Photo sent in via Report It, reportit@wtnh.com)
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