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Rain snarls evening commute with local flooding

December 9, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A coastal storm is still causing travel headaches for Massachusetts commuters even as the heaviest rain moves out of the area.

Roads flooded Monday in eastern Massachusetts after as much as 3 inches of rain that also affected MBTA service in the Boston area.

Green Line passengers are being bused between Kenmore and Fenway because of a one-foot rise on the Muddy River. Some commuter rail service also has been delayed by track flooding, and a retaining wall collapse in Belmont west of Boston. Spokesman Joe Pesaturo says sandbags have been placed to protect the Green Line tunnel east of Fenway, and crews are working to clear debris on the Belmont track.

There was other local flooding earlier Monday afternoon when the rains moved across southeastern areas.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Berkshires.

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