Heavy Rains Cause Flooding

Flood warnings are in effect after rain fell through the night and into this morning and many residents are dealing with flooded yards and basements today. 

The rainfall amounts are not official totals, but they give a glimpse of what has fallen since yesterday.

Almost 4 inches of rain fell in North Haven. Shelton and Wallingford are reporting 3.5 inches and just over 3 inches fell in Burlington. 

The worst of the storm is just about over, but now the cleanup begins.

Whatever the amount, many people across Connecticut are just ready for sun.

One of the biggest issues the rain caused was prompting the closure of the ramp from Interstate 91 south to Interstate 95 North, which caused a road closure for awhile on Thursday morning.

Police has closed the ramp because around 10 feet of standing water had flooded the road and several cars were disabled.

Just after 1 a.m., a driver, identified as Adalberto Rodriguez, 31, of Ansonia, hit the back of the cruiser, as well as the passenger side. The officer and Rodriguez were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Flood warnings have been issued for New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties, while floor watches are in effect for Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham and New London counties.

The good news is that temperatures will rise today to near 70 inland and 60 at the shore.

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