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Heavy rains cause floods on roads, "geysers" under Rath Building

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 13:09:26-04

A flash flood warning is in effect for all of Erie and Niagara counties until 2:15 p.m. and 1:45, respectively.

Heavy morning rains caused flooding on many area roadways in Boston, Cheektowaga and Buffalo.

Transit Road is closed in both directions between Walden Avenue and Broadway, according to the state DOT.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports Boston Cross Road and Boston State Road are flooded.  Deputies are urging caution when driving through the area.

Erie County Department of Public Works' tweeted "extremely heavy rains falling throughout Erie County."

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted, water is flowing up from drains, in about six spots, because of the rain.

In Cheektowaga, police say Genesee at Dick Road was flooded.  Police say William Street, westbound at the 90, is closed because of flooding.  They're telling drivers to avoid the area.

Union Road between Como Blvd and Walden Ave should be avoided as well.

Buffalo police say festivities at Italian Festival are delayed until 5 p.m. 

Parts of Route 5, near the Outer Harbor, at Fuhrmann are seeing some floods, but drivers are still passing through.