Waterford Road Caves in Amid Heavy Rainfall | NBC Connecticut

Waterford Road Caves in Amid Heavy Rainfall

Police have blocked off part of Mullen Hill Road in Waterford after the pavement collapsed during heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon. (Published Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015)

Police have blocked off part of Mullen Hill Road in Waterford after the pavement collapsed during heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon.

Waterford police said the road is closed in the area of 20 Mullen Hill Road.

So far, more than 3 inches of rain has fallen in the region over the span of just a couple hours. 

According to police, Route 1 is also flooded at the intersection of Tiffany Lane.

Some school buses had to turn around and make detours as a result of street flooding, but police said all children have been accounted for.

Police, firefighters and the public works crews are responding to flooding reports around town.

Waterford police are warning residents to expect another "large amount of rain" over the next couple hours.

"If an area looks flooded, DO NOT DRIVE INTO IT, call it into our dispatch center," police posted on Facebook. "If a roadway looks unstable, do not drive on it."

Police are also urging residents to inform them of power outages and other weather-related issues by calling 860-442-9451.

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