Storm washes out some bridges, roads, floods basements in New England

Published: 7/18/2021 11:41:35 AM

The heavy rainfall that hit New England washed out some roads and bridges and flooded basements.

A bridge in Brattleboro, Vt., was completely washed out, Charles Keir III, assistant fire chief, told the Brattleboro Reformer on Sunday.

Brattleboro received about 2.5 inches of rainfall during Saturday afternoon and night, the fire department said.

In West Haven, Vt., the Devil’s Bowl Speedway canceled their racing event scheduled Sunday.

“Persistent rain is expected to continue through the night,” organizers said in a news release. They also pulled the plug on Saturday’s event because of the rain.

In New Hampshire, southwestern areas received over 3 inches of rain on Saturday. The town of Richmond got 4.98 inches in 24-hour period, WMUR-TV reported.

Flooded streets and power outages also were reported in Worcester, Mass., and in parts of Rhode Island.

There was no word of injuries.

The storm was moving out of the area on Sunday.

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