Flooding Shuts Down Part of FDR

By Nicole Bode on August 9, 2011 6:17pm 

flooding caused delays during the evening rush on the FDR Drive, city officials said.
flooding caused delays during the evening rush on the FDR Drive, city officials said.
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MANHATTAN — Tuesday's downpour flooded the city's streets for the evening rush hour, cutting off part of the FDR and snarling traffic, according to reports.

Two lanes of the northbound FDR from East 68th to 78th streets were cut off around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday after "serious flooding" conditions made the roads impassable, according to the NYC Office of Emergency Management.

Two of the lanes were closed down and only one remained open to traffic, an OEM official said.

The southbound lanes were affected partially by the water, but none of the lanes were closed, OEM said.

The city's Department of Environmental Protection was called to the scene, OEM said.

 

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