Heavy Rains Cause Flood Concern

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Flooding remains a concern in many parts of the state as rain continues to fall.

doppler radarFlood and flash flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for most of the western portion of the state Thursday; some remained in effect Friday morning.

River flooding caused the closure of the Rocky Hill/Glastonbury ferry, the state Department of Transportation announced about 7:15 a.m.

“Today some areas will pick up half a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours,” said FoxCT meteorologist Rachel Frank Thursday.

Whether your community is under a warning or not, watch out for the water, Frank said.

“Bottom line, watch for flooding of poor drainage areas, low lying areas, small streams and creeks in any of tonight’s downpours,” she said. “If your basement typically floods, keep an eye on it the next few days.”

The Department of Transportation reported around 10:20 p.m. that Route 53 in Bethel was closed at the Redding town line due to flooding.

Rain is predicted off and on continuing all the way through Sunday morning. The sunshine may return Monday to finish off the holiday weekend, Frank said.

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