Heavy rain floods streets, strands cars

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — A slow-moving thunderstorm brought a whole lot of rain, along with thunder and lightning, to the Valley, throwing drivers a curve ball during the Monday evening commute.

The storm dumped more than an inch of rain within an hour. At 6 p.m., the storm was right on top of Mahoning County, making it hard for drivers to see.

On the South Side of Youngstown, the rain fell so fast that a car was stranded on Oak Hill Avenue near Breaden Street. Youngstown police officers said the driver could not move the sedan because water was entering the car from its floor.

On Market Street, motorists were driving through some high waters, creating waves along the way. At our station on Sunset Drive, a total of 1.86 inches fell throughout the day, and more than 1.5 inches of that fell within an hour’s time.

A number of viewers sent in pictures of flooded areas, including Ray Dyson, who sent us a picture of a water-soaked backyard off Kirk Road.


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