A flash flood warning is in effect until Tuesday night for a large swath of Rhode Island. Flooding has already caused trouble in some low-lying areas.
According to the National Weather Service, the greater-Providence area saw three-point-two inches of rain over the weekend, leaving some Cranston roadways underwater. The flooding, mainly in urban areas, included Oaklawn Avenue, where two cars were trapped. Cranston officials say they will deploy public works crews to clean out drains, and monitor the Pawtuxet and Pocasset rivers, which routinely flood.
The National Weather service has issued a flash flood warning for central and northern Rhode Island. That includes Providence and Cranston, but also stretches up to Foster, and down through West Greenwich.
Meteorologist Alan Dunham says drivers should take notice and avoid flooded roads.
“Don’t drive into it, cause it can be a dangerous situation, you know we have a saying ‘turn around, don’t drown,’” said Dunham.
The National Weather Service says rain is expected to continue in the state through Tuesday evening.
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