Rain Floods New Haven Streets

A second round of heavy rain moved into Connecticut on Friday night with some thunder and lightning with it.

Earlier in the day, emergency crews had to close streets and respond to stranded cars during flooding in New Haven on Friday afternoon.

Union Avenue looked like a river until the water receded.

The New Haven Fire Department had to tow a car that was in water on the Interstate 95 overpass at Boulevard and Kimberly.

The road is closed at Whitney Avenue and Grove Street in New Haven after a tree came down and crews are working taking care of it.

State police had to close the ramp from Route 34 to Interstate 95 North in New Haven because of flooding on Friday afternoon.

Brewery Street in New Haven was also flooded and crews urged people to use caution in the area of Humphrey and James streets.

The rain also caused flooding at Water Street and Meadow, where one woman had to carry a suitcase under her arm as she waded down the flooded road after getting out of a taxi.

Police said the flooding had no impact on staffing or response time.

There was also no impact on Metro-North or Shoreline East, according to officials from the rail services.

The National Weather Service has issued several flood advisories and a flash flood warning is in effect for New Haven County.

A flood advisory has been issued for Litchfield County until 3:30 p.m.

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