Monday, September 5, 2011

Heavy rain causing flooding in Vermont Sunday

BURLINGTON — Police in Burlington, Vt., say many streets have flooded in the city due to heavy rain and that drivers need to proceed with caution.
Police said some cars have gotten stuck in deep water in the area of Pine Street and Lakeside Avenue.
The National Weather Service says the rain was moving through the southern Champlain Valley and northwest and north-central Vermont on Monday afternoon. Weather spotters have reported an inch of rain in an hour in the Burlington and Underhill areas.
The weather service said the rain was moving south and east toward the central part of the state.
The weather service had said the rain would create a potentially dangerous situation and that areas hard hit by Tropical Storm Irene would be susceptible to flash floods.

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