NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- One of the places hit hard with rain Monday was New London and some saying this is the worst it's ever been.
Just a little while ago, a whole area was completely flooded. Bank Street is still flooded, although now cars are trying to get through.
That is an area that has a problem and folks around there say it's getting frustrating.
Frustrating especially for drivers who didn't see it coming. Matthew got part way through a puddle on Bank Street and had to turn around.
"The water's too deep, you can do anything with it. Oh yeah we're stuck. I am all wet, my window won't roll up either," said Matthew Biltcliffe, New London.
He managed to make it to the edge of the parking lot before stalling.
A couple of cars are now stranded waiting to dry out.
"So right now everything's wet, everything's flooded, so I have to wait until things dry out see what happens," said John Singleton, New London.
Within an hour of their misfortune, other cars began to drive through the flooded street with better success. The water going down enough to let them pass.
Bank was one of several downtown streets closed temporarily after water poured in too quickly for the drains to handle.
"On real hard hard rains, yup," said Kevin Bentley, New London.
Kevin Bentley came by to check on his friend's restaurant.
"It didn't look as bad as it could have been, it's tile floor," said Bentley.
As quickly as the water rises it also recedes. It's just pouring, swirling into the drain down there. You can still see the debris right there on the ground. Where the water was at its highest point, already though it's dry.
The following streets are temporarily closed:
- Eugene O'Neill and Governor Winthrop Blvd.
- Water Street
- Broad Street and Connecticut
- Truman Street and Blackhall
- Bank Street and Tilley
- Pequot Ave. at Green Harbor Beach
- Garfield at Elm Street
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