Heavy rain brings drought relief, flood concerns
BOSTON (WHDH) - Heavy rain -- though a much-needed relief from recent dry conditions -- led to fears of flooding Monday, threatening to slow the morning commute.
The 24 hours of rain won’t be enough to solve the drought problem or the brush fire issues, but it was certainly a step in the right direction. For some, at least, it was a welcomed sight.
Fire departments across New England were also happy to see precipitation. In the last few weeks, brush fires have popped up all over.
“This will really soak in and will give us about a week of relief with that,” said Dep. Chief James Cullen of the Revere Fire Department.
The spring storm prompted a flood watch for almost all of Massachusetts, with the worst of the road flooding expected during the Monday-morning commute.
Not everyone is embracing the sudden drop in temperature and chilly rain -- especially those who planned on spending their Sunday night outdoors at Fenway Park.
“I was a little disappointed it was postponed,” said one woman. “It was a bummer -- absolutely.”
Parts of Morrissey Boulevard were shut down Monday morning as a result of localized flooding.
The rain was expected to continue until mid-morning Monday