Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Capital Region
July 05, 2018 05:30 PM
Flash flooding caused issues across the Capital Region on Thursday.
That includes flooding on Manning Boulevard in Albany, where water was flowing from a backyard through a driveway and into the road. Albany police blocked off part of Manning because there was too much water to drive through. Part of Western Avenue near Manning was also closed because of the high water.
In a viewer photo sent to NewsChannel 13 at Colvin and Central avenues in Albany, near Oliver's Beverage, there was water up to some of the wheels on cars.
There was also flooding at the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany. Part of the roadway was shut down due to the heavy rains. The flooding receded, but one car remained with its flashers on after trying to get through a flooded roadway.
Video shot on Route 85 in Albany shows water pooling on the roadway and it's deep on the other side. When trucks hit the floodwaters on that side of the road, it sent the water flying right onto the windshield of a car.
Rising water also caused a problem for a driver in Colonie. Their car had to be towed after getting stuck on Palisades Drive, not far from Everett Road.
Heavy rains cause storm damage near the intersection of Rte. 146 and Blue Barns Rd. in Rexford. Luckily no one was injured when the tree fell into the road. Traffic has cleared up and the sun is starting to shine. Does this mean the heat is breaking?!?! @WNYT #HeatWave2018 pic.twitter.com/ssbdi2ZrJd— Brooke Kelly Selby (@brookekselby) July 5, 2018
Back up and running: Oliver’s in Colonie has reopened after storm damage earlier. If you need a cold one to cool off, not to worry you can still get one there until 9pm tonight. @WNYT #flooded #brew #toobadimworking #reopened pic.twitter.com/MGLbfedZhT— Brooke Kelly Selby (@brookekselby) July 5, 2018
Updated: July 05, 2018 05:30 PM
Created: July 05, 2018 04:48 PM
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