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Heavy Rains Flood Parts of Westport

The rain has stopped and the sun is shining, but not all of the flooding in Westport has subsided.

Heavy rain and snow melt all day Sunday into early Monday morning caused both the Saugatuck and Aspetuck rivers to overflow. As a result, several roadways became flooded and had to be closed to traffic.

Flooding on parts Canal Street and Woods Grove Road was so severe, one car was left abandoned in the waters and Westport firefighters were called in to evacuate residents. A total of three residents were removed from their homes and taken to the shelter, Assistant Fire Chief William Dingee reported.

Canal Street was reopened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m., but some flooding remained. Police advised drivers to use caution in the area.

Other roads that were closed due to flooding include Bayberry Lane Extension, Ford Road between Sipperley's Road and #78 Clinton Ave., and Lyons Plains Road from Weston Road to Tuck Lane, which has since been reopened.

Have pictures of a flooded yard, roadway or basement? Email them to reporter Vanessa Inzitari at for publication on The Daily Westport.

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