Flooding cars strain police and fire response in Stamford
STAMFORD — Police and firefighters were dispatched to assist flooded motorists in at least three areas of the city Tuesday afternoon.
Flooded cars were reported on Broad Street near Mill River, under the railroad bridge on Elm Street and under the Myrtle Street railroad bridge. While most got out of their own cars without assistance, firefighters were called out to help a driver with water rising under the Elm Street bridge.
Flooded cars were also being reported on Palmer Avenue, Research Drive, Larkin and on West Main Street near Alvord Lane. Thirty one children and their bus driver were reported stranded on Dale Street and police called for a heavy wrecker to pull them out of the water.
Police are closing roads around Stamford that are determined to be too deep in water to travel. Reports were also coming in from police of manhole covers being blown off by water.