Rains Flood Some NYC-Area Highways, Now Reopened

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floodHeavy rain overnight temporarily flooded some highways in and around New York City, but authorities say they have reopened.

Police in suburban Westchester County say flooding caused problems on a roughly eight-mile stretch of the Bronx River Parkway early Sunday morning. They say a section of the highway between the Sprain Brook Parkway in Bronxville and the county government center in White Plains was closed for a time.

Police say it reopened by about 8 a.m.

New York City emergency management officials said flooding forced the closure of the westbound Belt Parkway at Farmers Boulevard in Queens from about 5:20 a.m. to 6:10 a.m. The rain also caused extensive delays at the deluged Cross Island Parkway at the Throgs Neck Bridge in Queens around 1:30 a.m.

(AP)