Monday, September 22, 2014

Flooding in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, after heavy rain

Traffic in chaos with closed streets

CBC News Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:41 AM AT Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 12:34 PM AT
Heavy rain in Charlottetown Monday morning caused flooding in parts of the city.
One section of Queen Street near Pond Street was knee deep in water, and one car had to be pulled out of the water. Another car got stuck near Joe Ghiz Park. The park and surrounding streets were underwater.

Closed streets caused traffic tie ups in southern parts of the city.

In a 45-minute period around 6 a.m., 20 mm of rain fell on the roof of CBC P.E.I. on University Avenue. Other parts of the province also saw significant rainfall, with a general trend of more rain in the east.

Highest observed rainfall was at Morell, where 104.6 mm of rain fell.

Official rainfall amounts
North Cape33.0 mm
Charlottetown Airport79.2 mm
St Peters90.8 mm
Morell104.6 mm
East Point67.1


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