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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Heavy Rains Cause Scattered Flooding

UPDATE A heavy band of rain passed through the Westport area shortly after 7 a.m. today causing scattered flooding at the start of what forecasters said would be 24 hours of potentially damaging heavy rains and winds.WestportNow.com Image
Traffic was slowed southbound on I-95 at Westport’s Exit 17. View is from a traffic camera. DOT photo

Flooding was reported at the I-95, underpass on Compo Road South, along Cross Highway near Roseville Road, along Post Road East at Wilton Road, Wilton Road near the Red Barn restaurant, and Main and Canal Streets. The flooding abated as the bands moved eastward.

Forecasters said rains in the afternoon and into the evening could bring as much as 3 to 4 inches to the Westport area.

Wind gusts this morning were reported as high as 34 miles per hour and forecasters said they could reach as high as 60 mph later in the day and evening.

A mid-morning briefing by state emergency management officials said the Westport area could expect the peak of the winds between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

They said while there will be rains on and off during the day, the heaviest rains could be expected from 5 p.m. through 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. Friday.

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Posted 09/30/10 at 11:33 AM  Permalink



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