Saturday, May 24, 2014
Lake forms on LIE during holiday rush
From NBC New York:
Several vehicles got stuck in floodwaters at an underpass on the Long Island Expressway during the evening rush Friday, jamming traffic for miles just as holiday travelers were hitting the road.
The cars got caught in rising floodwaters near the Woodhaven Boulevard exit on the westbound side of the expressway at about 5 p.m., according to the FDNY. The emergency response caused delays on both sides of the L.I.E.
Firefighters rescued drivers who were stuck in the water, and tow trucks were brought in to get the vehicles out.
DEP officials are looking at poor drainage in the area as a possible cause of the severe flooding.