Ongoing Nor’easter spawns more floods, road closures

| Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Flooding rivers were expected to crest in a number of Northeastern states today following record rainfall.

According to The Associated Press, nine inches of rain fell in parts of New York and New Jersey during the past two days. Flooding, mudslides, fallen trees and power outages stretched from Kentucky to New England.

More than 50 roads in New Jersey were closed by flooding, and more than 400 roads were closed in New Hampshire.

New Jersey declared a state of disaster, and New York was using National Guard units to help with evacuations in flooded areas.

Parts of Vermont got 17 inches of snow out of the same system.

In Pennsylvania, drifting snow stranded tractor-trailers on Monday.

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