Rains Down Trees, Flood Roads in Mass. - NECN

Rains Down Trees, Flood Roads in Mass.



    (NECN: Tom Langford, Malden, Mass.) - The huge tree that fell across Route 60 in Malden, Massachusetts, and fell on top of a black pick up truck. Two men were inside.
    Police sergeant Dave Franzese said, the driver barely escaped being seriously hurt or killed.

    "Part of the tree sheered off and became a point and went through the windshield and missed his left leg by six inches.  It came right in through the windshield... he would have lost his leg, at least.  He was very lucky."
    Four days of heavy rain caused problems across Eastern Massachusetts.

    Saverio Fiorentino tried to drive through a flooded street and got stuck.
    He said, "It is unbelievable!"
    Street flooding was especially bad at the height of the storm around noon.
    One car got stuck on Route 107 on the Lynn - Saugus line.
    You think it'd be a warning for other cars to stay away, but it wasn't.
    Instead, other cars just went right around it.
    In Beverly, part of this former convenience store collapsed.
    Building inspectors are trying to determine if the heavy rains played a role.
    And in Somerville, the police station was sandbagged, and police cars were towed from the lot for the second time this summer.
    Luckily, this time wasn't as bad as last time. When several feet of water forced the station building to be evacuated.