Heavy Rain Causes Localized Flooding In Parts Of The State

Rain across the state Friday afternoon prompted flash flood warnings,  closed streets and highway ramps,  and sent several inches of water pouring into the first floor of a Milford shopping mall.

Flash flood warnings were issued during the afternoon for Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex Counties.

There were reports of stranded vehicles in Milford,  Bridgeport and Fairfield,  with water said to be up to the car windows or higher in cars stranded under the railroad tracks on East Main street in Fairfield  and up to car doors on Iranistan Avenue in Bridgeport.  The exit 30 ramp from Interstate 95 in Stratford was closed because of flooding.  And there were reports that flooding closed State Street in New Haven.

The Connecticut Post Mall in Milford closed  because of flooding.   Mall officials were evaluating the damage after one or two inches of water covered much of the lower level .    Westfield Connecticut Post spokesperson Amy Daniels says storm drains could not  keep up with the amount of water pouring in,  and management wanted to make sure the building was safe, before allowing people back inside.

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