[UPDATED] New London Streets Closed Due To Flooding Now Clear
Heavy rains caused a number of streets in New London to flood. Pumps were activated to handle the problem. Most streets were drained and passable about an hour after the Police Department notified the public of the closures.
A heavy downpour on Monday inundated New London as water overwhelmed the city's drainage system.
A number of streets were temporarily closed due to flooding as a result of heavy rains, including Eugene O'Neill and Governor Winthrop Blvd., Water Street, Broad Street and Connecticut, Truman Street and Blackhall, Bank Street and Tilley, Pequot Ave at Green Harbor Beach, and Garfield at Elm Street.
Pumps were activated and public works put up barricades to block off flooded areas. For the most part, the streets were clear and passable within an hour or so, although some deep puddles remained. The amount of water that built up in that short period of time, however, was pretty impressive.
"If I had a canoe, I could have used it," said New London Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc A. Melanson, who was at the fire house on Bank Street at the time.