Lynn Cleans Up After Sunday Flooding

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(Lynn Fire Department)

LYNN (WBZ-AM) -- Traffic is flowing again on the Lynnway--quite a different scene from Sunday, when water turned the busy roadway into a river, and nearby residential streets were flooded. 

Over seven inches of rain fell, causing the sewage system to back up on Blossom Street.

One local business owner told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz it happens a few times a year. He said he was grateful his shop didn't get a lot of water inside.

"Whenever we have a torrential downpour and the tide is coming in near high tide, the water has no place to drain to," he said. "Ultimately, we end up with a couple of feet of water on this street here."

On Commercial Street, Joe sat by and watched as cars tried to navigate the flooded road. 

"A little puddle is undaunting to these guys, and they're going through until somebody gets stuck," he said. 

Cars did get stuck, and there were flooded yards and homes. Some manholes popped up as the rain fell and the waters rose. Lynn Fire said there were over 100 emergency calls, and several rescues had to be made. 

Peabody also saw a lot of flooding and, though the main roads are okay, there are lingering issues with flooded basements and for some, damage to cars and property.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports

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