Rain Causes More Flooding Problems for Somerville - NECN

Rain Causes More Flooding Problems for Somerville



    (NECN: Somerville, Mass.) - More rain, more water problems for public safety officials in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts.

    The communications director for the Somerville mayor's office reports that standing water is again accumulating around the city's public safety building, but this time, the water is in the parking lot, and pumps and sand bags will be used to keep water out of the building.

    The building and vehicles and other equipemnt inside suffered thousands of dollars in damage when flood waters swept through the building during torrential downpours last month.

    Michael Meehan, the Communications Director for the mayor's office, says there is about 6 inches of water in the public safety building's parking lot. Meehan says vehicles have been moved, but employees are still working inside the building.

    The rains slowed travel throughout Greater Boston during the morning commute, especially on river roads like Storrow Drive and Soldiers Field Road in Boston, which are prone to flooding.