Updated: Friday, 28 Sep 2012, 5:25 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 28 Sep 2012, 12:30 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- Heavy rains have caused localized flooding across portions of southern Connecticut this afternoon.
A Flash Flood Advisory is in effect for New London County until 6:45 p.m.
Hundreds of Report It photos show flooding in Stratford, Bridgeport and Milford. Several photos show the first floor of the Milford Mall was flooded from the heavy rains. As a result, the first floor of the mall was closed. The second floor remained open during the storm.
I-395 northbound between exits 79E and 81E has been closed as of 5 p.m. Officials expect the roadway to reopen within the next hour or so.
The West Haven Fire Chief tells News 8 they have been called to several rescues across town. In most circumstances, firefighters were trying to help people trapped in their cars.
The fire chief also tells us Main Street was closed near Kelsey Avenue.
Route 34 westbound in New Haven was briefly closed due to high flood waters on Friday afternoon.
The I-95 southbound ramp at exit 30 in Stratford was closed around 1 a.m. due to flooding. The Connecticut Department of Transportation estimated the ramp would be back open by 2 p.m.
The Bridgeport Fire Department tells News 8 at one point more than 30 roads were closed due to the flooding. The roads are starting to be reopened as the water recedes.
Sikorsky Airport in Stratford broke a daily rainfall record for September 28th, with 4.62 inches of rain so far today. Tweed Airport in New Haven was reporting 2.48 inches of rain for today.