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.

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