BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of eastern Massachusetts as heavy rains moved through the region.

Warnings were posted for southeastern Middlesex County, Suffolk County, northern Norfolk County and a portion of south-central Essex County.

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The heavy rain forced some temporary road closures in the Boston area on Tuesday.

Motorists are being advised to avoid driving into areas where water is covering the roadway because it might be difficult to gauge the depth of the water.

A flash flood was posted through 8 p.m. for much of southern New England.

The wild weather also brought strong winds. In Tewksbury, falling trees took down power lines forcing the closure of Route 38.

WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod reports

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