Communities Clean Up After Heavy Rain Storm

LOWELL (CBS) — Many areas of New England are cleaning up after a heavy rainstorm caused serious flooding.

Wentworth Ave. in Lowell is severely flooding. A truck is almost completely under water. (Michelle Roberts/WBZ)

Wentworth Ave. in Lowell is severely flooded. A truck is almost completely under water. (Michelle Roberts/WBZ)

The storm moved through the region Saturday night into Sunday, causing roads to flood and even a sinkhole to open up in Waltham. Another sinkhole opened up on Route 4 (Boston Road) in Chelmsford when a culvert collapsed during Saturday night’s heavy rain

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In one Lowell neighborhood, crews spent Monday morning pumping water from residents’ basements. Lowell Firefighters used a boat to get around Wentworth Avenue.

Crews use pumps on Wentworth Ave., to clear water. (Michelle Roberts/WBZ)

Crews use pumps on Wentworth Ave., to clear water. (Michelle Roberts/WBZ)

The storm dumped nearly a month’s worth of rain on Boston while some areas south of Boston got two month’s worth. The storm produced the highest rain totals for the region since June 2013. Minor coastal flooding and erosion are expected again during Monday’s high tide.

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