Heavy rains caused flash flooding in Providence Monday night, closing highways and major roads across Rhode Island.
Drivers are stuck on I-95 in Providence for their night journey because flash floods make the highway impassable.
Several cars were flooded along the highway. Police are said to have helped those trapped inside. Others were seen seeking cover in the center divider on I-95.
The flooding also forced officials to close other roads within Providence due to heavy rains that turned roads into rivers, including Route 10.
Heavy rains are said to have caused the collapse of buildings within the city. maintenance police said no one was inside at the time of the collapse.
Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee urge citizens to “avoid all unnecessary travel” amid flooding in the state.
A stalled cold front covering the Northeast resulted in a large area of significant storm on Monday.
Flood Control stretches from the Maine coast through Boston and New York, to Pennsylvania and through much of the Appalachian Valley and Ohio, reaching north Alabama and northwestern Georgia. All told, more than 80 million were under Monday’s flood warning.
Scattered thunderstorms remained within forecasts throughout the week, with some total rainfall reaching 3-5 inches by the end of the week.