Oxford, Conn. (WTNH) - We're still seeing flooding along some rivers and streams in Connecticut and flood warnings remain in effect, but waters are receding.
"It should be a good day for us," Storm Team 8 meteorologist Dr. Mel said. "Nothing close to yesterday."
Roads remain closed in some areas, especially along Route 7, because of water over the road. And early morning temperatures were below freezing, which could make for some slick spots.
Metro-North was operating buses on the Danbury branch because flood waters washed out the tracks just south of Bethel.
More than four inches of rain fell in Avon and Hartford Monday, and well over three inches in other cities and towns. The flood waters continued to cause problems into the evening Monday.
In Wallingford, an entire neighborhood was urged leave their homes because of rising water from the Quinnipiac River. More than 80 homes were surrounded by water, and fire fighters used boats to get families to safety.
The fire department spent the night checking on the neighborhood, checking for loose propane tanks, electrical hazards and watching the water level.
One of the hardest hit areas of the state Monday was in Danbury, where a stream overflowed onto West Street and Newtown Road. Some drivers who ignored detours wound up stranded.
"There was someone in a BMW who tried to drive through it and the car just stopped and he had to abandon the car and get home his best way," Joe LaBeck of Danbury told News 8.
Danbury police say all roads are open this morning.
The Stevenson Dam in Oxford was a focal point for those wanting to see the power and damage that river can cause.
Homes that are usually hundreds of yards from the river were are surrounded by water, and the New Haven Rowing Club's dock system was swept down river, went over the dam and down stream.
The flood worries are not over yet. More rain is in the forecast for Thursday into Friday.
"We could have more serious problems as we look ahead to the end of the week," Dr. Mel said.
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