Major flooding occured on I-95 from heavy rains Friday evening


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Major flooding was reported on parts of I-95 in Providence and a Flash Flood Advisory was in effect until 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Over the afternoon and evening hours, many parts of Rhode Island received heavy rain which led to instances of localized street flooding. Showers and occasional downpours may still occur into Saturday and drivers are urged to use caution.

Many reports of significant street flooding came from Wilbur Avenue in Cranston and from the Thurbers Avenue curve on I-95 North.

Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca will have live updates including a look ahead at your Father’s Day weekend on Eyewitness News at 10 at 11.

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