Flash Floods Trap Cars, Close Roads Across North Shore

Flash flooding was reported Saturday morning across the North Shore of Massachusetts, including Lynn, Revere, Peabody, and Salem, with multiple reports of flooded roadways deemed impassable.

There are reports that Route 1A from Revere to Logan Airport is badly flooded. 

Massachusetts Port Authority said a thunder storm warning caused “minor, minor delays” but they’re only averaging about 10-15 minutes, and Logan Airport isn’t currently dealing with any flood related issues.

Multiple drivers had to be rescued when their vehicles were stuck in the flood waters. Police are urging drivers who come across flooded roadways not to try to drive through the water.

Flash Flooding Reported Across Salem and Lynn

Rainfall totals reached 2 inches within an hour as the torrential downpour stalled over the North Shore. Rainfall rates continue to be near 2 to 3 inches per hour, so the flood threat continues. 

At 8:50 a.m., the heaviest rain was over Boston Harbor, but the cell was trying to slide south, with flooding possible in Boston, Quincy, and Hull.

Meteorologist Michael Page tells us 3.31 inches of rain was reported in Lynn. Around 8:30 a.m., the heaviest rain was over Winthrop where 1.75 inches had already fallen.

Numerous roads in several towns were closed due to flooded streets, in some places as much as a half foot of water.

In Lynn, the police department reported that the major areas of the Lynnway, Western Avenue, Boston Street, Commercial Street, and Broadway are closed.

One emergency vehicle responding to a fire reportedly got stuck in high water.

Our Glenn Marshall is reporting live from Lynn where he says standing water is reaching the bumpers of vehicles as people try to drive on North Shore Road, where traffic was at a stand still due to the floods.

Glenn says the road conditions are very dangerous, yet many cars continue to attempt driving through flooded roadways. Because of this, it’s likely plenty of cars will need a lot of work done. With so much water, Glenn says some cars are almost completely submerged.

He reports the Kelly’s Honda parking lot is completely flooded.

The National Weather Service reports that in Salem, Liberty Street is closed due to flooding with cars stuck, and North Common Street is flooded and impassable.

Published 4 hours ago | Updated 4 minutes ago

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