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Flooding Causes Headaches, Messes Around Mass.

Eastern Mass. saw periods of intense rain moving through Wednesday

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    Eastern Mass. saw periods of intense rain moving through Wednesday (Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014)

    The parking lot at Nova Biomedical in Waltham, Massachusetts, looked more like a pond Wednesday from flash flooding.

    Workers cars there were submerged after an intense rain moved through the area.

    "I've been here for almost 40 years, I've never seen this," said Dave Walazek, an employee.

    Not being able to open his car door from the force of the water, employee Todd Edel says he made a desperate attempt to go through his trunk into his vehicle to drive it to higher ground.

    He said he "kind of reached the fence and flipped it up ... pulled the cord to knock the seat down and climb through."

    Nearby Arlington, also saw a decent amount of flooding and road closures. Mystic Street was more like a river and had to be shut down.

    In Waltham, professional crews were working to mop up the mess at Nova. Employees say water even got in portions of the building, which is adjacent to the Charles river.

    The Waltham DPW says blocked storm drains were a factor in some of the flooding. Police say at one point, eight vehicles had to be towed after drivers became stranded.

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