Rain stops in Worcester, flood waters recede
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- What started as a beautiful, sunny day quickly turned rainy and gloomy Tuesday. The storms moved in fast, first with pea marble sized hail, and then the rain quickly added up.
The city of Worcester was hammered by the storm. The area saw an inch of rain in about 30 minutes.
Quinsigamond Avenue was underwater during the storm. Vehicles got stuck and had to be pushed out of the flooded road. The rain mixed with sewer water to flood the avenue. And the flood waters closed South Gate Street to traffic.
The blinding rain flooded roads in Framingham too.
Police in Natick said a bolt of lightning hit a house on Whitridge Road. They said it traveled down the downspout and left a small hole, startling some neighbors.
“I was just sitting on the couch watching TV and then I heard a giant, just, boom,” said one neighbor.
The rain stopped around 5 p.m. and the flood waters receded quickly.
The fire department said there were no major issues except for on the side streets, like Quinsigamond Avenue.