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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Storm Floods Streets; Flood Watch Continues

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Myrtle Avenue near the intersection with Post Road East was closed early today due to flooding. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

With a rainfall amount approaching 3 inches in little more than 24 hours, Westporters awoke today to find flood waters covering several roadways.

Police said just before 6 a.m. that water blocked the area on Myrtle Avenue at Post Road East and around 53 Cross Highway.

The National Weather Service said a Flood Watch remained in effect for the Westport area until noon.

It said periods of locally heavy rain can be expected this morning, producing localized new amounts of greater than an inch.

Isolated thunderstorms are also possible. Any additional rain will have the potential to exacerbate ongoing flooding or lead to new flooding, the Weather Service said.

The Weather Service also said an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas remains in effect until 10 a.m.

Just before 6 a.m., radar still showed scattered moderate to heavy showers moving into southeast Connecticut hat could produce a quick one quarter to one half inch of rain in less than a half hour, an advisory said.

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