Heavy rain causes flooding in Plymouth

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 22:24


PLYMOUTH - Heavy rain on Friday brought some flooding to a few roads in town.

At about 2 p.m., town officials were called to the area of 96 Old Waterbury Road, where a stream running under a driveway became blocked and caused an overflow of water flowing down the road. A portion of the road was closed until crews using a backhoe could unblock the stream, which was caused by what was described as a chunk of ice the size of a “Volkswagon.”

Town officials also said an area of Beach Avenue in Terryville was flooded Friday, as it sits lower than surrounding streets.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the day and into Saturday. That, with the combination of the higher than normal temperatures and melting snow, could cause flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch will remain in effect until Saturday at 1 p.m.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Friday, 12 January 2018 22:24. Updated: Friday, 12 January 2018 22:26.