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Flood warnings and advisories issued for Massachusetts
The National Weather Service issued a series of flood warnings and advisories Sunday morning as heavy rain pelted the area with additional downpours in the forecast.
In Waltham, a large sinkhole developed on Wyman Street washing out a portion of the road. The left travel lanes on Route 128 in Westwood were closed for a time due to flooding Sunday morning, Massachusetts State Police said.
Police also closed both directions of Route 6 in Westport due to flooding. In Chelmsford, Boston Road was closed near Brian Road because of flooding, according to police. The ramp from Route 18 southbound to Route 195 in Freetown was also closed for flooding, transportation officials said.
A flood warning was issued for the North Nashua River in Fitchburg where flooding of low-lying areas along the river trapped at least two cars near an underpass on Cleghorn Street. A tow truck pulled the cars out of the flood waters.
A flash flood warning was issued for parts of Bristol County and Plymouth County where several inches of rain had fallen in just a few hours.
“Between 2 and 5 inches of rain have fallen in just a few hours,” Storm Team 5 meteorologist Danielle Vollmar said.
A flood advisory was issued for eastern Massachusetts where “heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water on highways, streets and underpasses,” the weather service said.
High winds and rain overnight collapsed radio towers in Western Mass., knocking out cell phone and internet service for much of North Adams. Residents were told via a reverse 911 system to make emergency calls with their landline if necessary.
Coastal flood warning issued by National Weather Service
SCITUATE, Mass. —Voluntary evacuations were recommended in Duxbury and Scituate Friday as the South Shore of Massachusetts and Cape Cod saw crashing waves coming over seawalls during the third flooding tide of the storm.
In Scituate, the neighborhood around Oceanside Drive between Sixth and Seventh Streets was flooded by the blizzard-driven waves. Police Chief Mike Stewart said there were no plans to evacuate, even as waves continued to crash over the seawall turning the neighborhood into a lake several hours after high tide.
“This is just moderate flooding,” said Stewart. “We’ve seen much worse.”
“A number of people have left the area, but a number have stayed there,” said Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi. “They know what these storms can do and ride it out.”
“There was one request to rescue a family in Duxbury. A number of homes were surrounded by water,” said Gov. Deval Patrick, adding that flooding was also reported on the North Shore in Salisbury and Newburyport
In Cohassest, several roads, including Border Street, Margin Street and parts of Jerusalem Road, went under water for more than an hour Friday.
Late Thursday night, there was significant flooding in Duxbury at Plymouth Avenue and Gurnett Road due to a sea wall break near Marshfield border, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said.
At 12:20 p.m.; the intersection of Front Street and First Parish Road near Scituate Harbor was flooded, our news partners at the Patriot Ledger reported. There was a “road closed” sign on nearby Edward Foster Road, but some drivers were ignoring the sign and driving through the icy water.
In Marshfield, Jennifer Rooney said her family was hunkered down in their Foster Avenue cottage watching the waves crashing over the sea wall and into her yard Friday afternoon.
“It’s just getting worse,” she said. “Supposedly, the tide should be receding, but the waves are still crashing over the wall.”