EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Following a line of intense storms Tuesday morning, many roadways were flooded across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
A Flash Flood Warning for part of the area has been dropped, but additional street flooding is possible. Don’t try to drive through a flooded roadway.
The showers and downpours are expected to clear up by mid-afternoon, then we may see an additional isolated thunderstorm between 7–10 p.m.
Due to extreme flooding, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) had to suspend most of its service in the Newport area. The agency tweeted that all service had resumed as of 1 p.m., noting that Route 68 is being detoured.
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The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said crews are out making sure drains along major highways and roadways are clear as the rain continues.
“Localized flooding is possible, but our rivers are all well below the flood stage,” RIDOT tweeted.