MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Nick Bruno stood outside his shop on Fenimore Road watching cars drive past road barriers and into one of the many streets flooded by heavy rainfall, which also forced one school closure Thursday morning.
Road closures in the Village and Town of Mamaroneck caused heavy delays to residents making the morning commute through Mamaroneck's flood-prone neighborhoods, including Bruno, who said his electric company had been flooded three times in 10 years.
"We had a lot of flooding this morning," said village manager Richard Slingerland. "We didn't have the hurricane issues or the blown down trees or lost power as we did with Hurricane Irene, but it was extremely severe rainfall, and, obviously, we had some flooding because of it."
Westchester received 6.77 inches of total rainfall as of 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service website.
"Our local measurements recorded close to seven inches over the past 48 hour, so that's a huge amount of rain," said Slingerland, who estimated roads would clear around rush hour if the village receives no further rainfall Thursday.
Mamaroneck Avenue School, located in a flood-prone area, orininally issued a two-hour delay Thursday morning, but decided to close for the day due to flooding on surrounding streets.
"We were concerned about the safety of students, parents and teachers traveling to the school, as side roads around the school were closed and it became more difficult to access," spokesperson for the Mamaroneck School District Debbie Manetta said. "All other schools have been operating on the regular schedule."
Several streets remain closed in Mamaroneck.
Town of Mamaroneck:
Village of Mamaroneck:
First Street and N Barry Avenue Extension
Van Ranst Avenue
Jefferson Avenue Extension and Train Bridge
Fenimore Road and Hoyt Avenue
New Street and Ralph Avenue
Plaza at Waverly Avenue and Center Street
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