HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Some lingering rain continues Friday morning, following a heavy downpour in parts of western Massachusetts overnight.
The Holyoke Water Pollution Control Facility reported sewer overflow from the City of Holyoke’s sewage collection system to the Connecticut River Thursday night.
These discharges may have negative water quality impacts downstream including the Connecticut River adjacent to your community. Swimming, fishing, boating, and other uses which may involve water contact are discouraged.
Flooding is a leading cause of death in many disasters. It’s important to remember to not walk through flowing water. Most drownings occur during flash floods. Remember the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” Don’t drive through flooded roads.
A 22News Storm Team Weather Alert was issued for Thursday night, for heavy rain and strong gusty winds. The heaviest rain was expected through midnight. Some street and stream flooding occurred Thursday evening and overnight. The rain will taper off to showers after 1:00 a.m. Friday.
It is advised to drive slow during the Friday commute as cars can be swept away in only two feet of moving water. Also, do not drive around road barriers. Leaves on wet roads also increase the risk of losing control.