Heavy Rain, Flooding Strikes Area

For the second day in a row, heavy rain and flooding slammed the region.

A flash flood warning was issued for East Central Delaware County, Southwestern Philadelphia County, Camden County and Northwestern Gloucester County and lasted until 8:15 p.m.

According to officials, heavy rain fell nearly 2 inches an hour in the affected areas.

In Philly, a heavy downpour led to low visibility and a slow commute for drivers. Citizens Bank Park could barely be seen from our camera. The I-95 northbound ramp to Broad Street was also closed around 6 p.m. due to flooding.

Excessive runoff from the rain caused flooding at small creeks and streams as well as highways, streets and underpasses.

A flash flood warning was also in effect until 5:30 p.m. in Northern New Castle County, Delaware. DelDOT officials reported flooding in portions of I-95 in the Wilmington area, especially near Churchmans Road.

Officials also measured 1.6 inches of rain in less than an hour at the Wilmington Airport.

The rain slowly moved out of the area late Tuesday, giving way to heavy fog.

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