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Torrential NYC Rains Flood Roads and Rails, Snarling Commute

  • Major Deegan closed in the Bronx, A-train flooded in Manhattan
  • Radar indicated between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain fell
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A powerful thunderstorm swept over New York City Monday afternoon, swamping highways, flooding train lines and casting the evening commute into sodden disarray.

A flash-flood warning was in effect for Manhattan, The Bronx and the surrounding region until 6 p.m. local time, according to the National Weather Service. Officials warned residents to avoid travel and stay out of basements, a grim reminder of when the aftermath of Hurricane Ida inundated the region in 2021, killing dozens of people.