Flash flooding was reported Saturday morning across the North Shore of Massachusetts, including Lynn, Revere, Peabody, East Boston, Winthrop, Quincy, Milton, and Salem, with multiple reports of flooded roadways deemed impassable.
There were reports that Route 1A from Revere to Logan Airport was badly flooded. The Massachusetts Port Authority said a thunderstorm warning caused “minor, minor delays” but they were only averaging about 10 to 15 minutes, and Logan Airport wasn't dealing with any flood related issues.
The Wollaston Station on the MBTA's Red Line in Quincy was completely flooded for a time
Rainfall totals reached 2 inches within an hour as the torrential downpour stalled over the North Shore. Some areas saw more than 4 inches of rain.
Numerous roads in several towns were closed due to flooded streets, in some places as much as a half foot of water.
Multiple drivers had to be rescued when their vehicles were stuck in the flood waters in Lynn and Salem. Police urged drivers who come across flooded roadways not to try to drive through the water.
There were multiple reports of flooded basements and basement apartments, with 3 to 4 feet of water in the backyards of homes.
In Lynn, the police department reported that the major areas of the Lynnway, Western Avenue, Boston Street, Commercial Street, and Broadway were closed.
One emergency vehicle responding to a fire reportedly got stuck in high water.
NBC Boston's Glenn Marshall was in Lynn, where he said standing water was reaching the bumpers of vehicles as people tried to drive on North Shore Road, where traffic was at a standstill due to the floods.
He said the road conditions were very dangerous, yet many cars continued to attempt driving through flooded roadways. With so much water, he said some cars were almost completely submerged.
The Kelly Honda parking lot in Lynn was completely flooded.
The National Weather Service reported that in Salem, Liberty Street was closed on Saturday morning due to flooding with cars stuck, and North Common Street was also flooded and impassable.
The Winthrop Police Department reports the flooding had mostly subsided as of 1:40 p.m., but Puttnam Place, Walden Street, and Lincoln Street are blocked off. They also report that multiple basements are flooded.