Over 8" of rain brought widespread flooding to the central Massachusetts community of Leominster last night. Widespread heavy rain was seen in the area, causing roads to buckle, streets to be washed away and cars to be trapped in the flood waters.
Dozens of rescues were performed and the town is under a State of Emergency as potential damn failures are possible today along the Fall Brooke tributary. At the time of the flooding, Route 2 (a major E/W thoroughfare through north-central Mass) was CLOSED.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has been on hand to assist the city of Leominster with flooding recover, bringing in sandbags, additional shelter staff and equipment. City schools were closed on Tuesday on account of the flooding.
It wasn't just central Mass that was hit with flooding, the Providence, RI metro and Attleboro, MA were also hit by heavy rain leading to flash flooding. According to official storm reports, " Linden st, Thatcher st, Vine st, Collins st, and Mendon rd all [were] flooded an impassable." in Attleboro and in Pawtucket (outside of Providence), a "Car stuck in flood waters near Armisticle Blvd at McHale Ct."