Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of Tri-State area

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Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of Tri-State area
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Derick Waller reports from Bronx, where traffic was finally moving again on the Major Deegan Expressway.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Heavy rains overnight caused flooding on roads and low-lying areas in parts of the Tri-State region.

Flooded areas included the Major Deegan Expressway, just south of the Cross Bronx Expressway, in the High Bridge section of the Bronx.

The flooding on the expressway started at around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

By 3 a.m. crews had to close all southbound lanes.

They remained closed for more than five hours as DEP crews responded and worked to alleviate the flooding by clearing storm drains.

Video from the scene showed a number of stranded vehicles on the highway. At least one had to be towed.

The northbound lanes were passable, but the right lane was flooded for several hours.

As the rain stopped, the water started to recede.

All lanes of the Deegan were finally back open by 9 a.m.

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