Rains Flood Some NYC-Area Highways, Now Reopened


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.