Heavy rainfall causes high-standing flood water on Route 10 in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Heavy rainfall early Monday caused significant flooding on Route 10 underneath the Union Avenue Bridge in Providence, causing traffic to stop.

ABC 6 News crews were on the scene where flooding caused a headache for commuters. High-standing water underneath the bridge caused a portion of Route 10 to be shut down temporarily.

Rhode Island State Police blocked off Route 10 and diverted traffic off the highway after several cars became stuck in the high water under the bridge.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation also had crews clearing clogged drains, picking up trash and other debris that was pushed to the crucial drainage spots.

The shutdown of the highway caused major traffic and cars were forced to come to a standstill in the pouring rain.

Shortly after the rainfall ended around 1:30 p.m., on Monday, the DOT said Route-10 reopened.

Monday’s shutdown comes less than a year after a potion of Interstate 95 was shut down for several hours this past Labor Day.

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