Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday in Franklin County


A car floated down a flooded Wapping Road in Deerfield Tuesday morning.  

Deerfield Police said the driver got out of their car on Pleasant Avenue before it floated down Wapping Road. Franklin County residents received  “Emergency Alerts” on their mobile phones, warning of flash flooding in the area. 

“It helps the people who live right near the roads that tend to flood,” said Ronnie Williams of Whately. “lf it can save your car or an accident it’s certainly useful.” 

The heavy rain forced some Franklin County roads to close, including Wapping Road in Deerfield where a car was submerged in water Tuesday morning. One neighbor told 22News flooding here is pretty common. 

“This is the worst flooding I’ve seen on our street, but it has been a continuing problem,” said Caroline Savage of Deerfield. 

Deerfield Police said all the water on Wapping Road had receded by noon. They ask drivers to use common sense when driving on water-covered roads and not drive through standing water. You just can’t gauge how deep it really is.

Franklin County saw some of the area’s highest rainfall totals today. Turners Falls, Greenfield, and Colrain all received more than 2.5 inches of rain.

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