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Greater Boston Was Pretty Much Underwater Last Night After the Flooding

A downpour closed roads, flowed into T stops, and made for some perfect street-surfing conditions.

Screenshot via Josh Stephano on Twitter

The rain came quickly and with a vengeance last night to Greater Boston, causing flooding around the region on streets, inside MBTA stations, ruining cars, and providing some water park-like conditions for the adventurous in Somerville.

Videos show just how badly the flooding hit Arlington, where water gushed down a main street, pooled in parking lots, drowned cars and poured onto a highway. One woman, according to CBS, had to be rescued by first-responders from a car that was filling up with water.

Extreme flash flooding was also reported in Waltham. A cluster of submerged cars could be seen near a liquor store. “My street is a lake,” one Twitter user wrote.

Same goes for Lexington.

Littleton, too.

Water also cascaded into the Harvard MBTA stop, apparently forcing some commuters to slosh through puddles in bare feet.

At least some people had some fun with the situation. In Somerville, people went body-surfing and tubing in the deluge.


Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com


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