Massive flooding hit Greater Boston as the National Weather Service issued a number of storm and flood warnings, including a tornado warning for Essex County that was ultimately canceled.
The NWS warning indicated that heavy rain, falling at rates of up to two inches per hour, could produce flash flooding across the region. The Boston Globe reported that strong winds could also be expected, with some exceeding 60 miles per hour.
The weather also had an impact on travel, including public transportation. The Green Line’s B Branch had service replaced by shuttles due to flooding.
WEATHER: Due to flooding issues, shuttle buses replacing Green Line B branch service between Boston College and Washington Street Stations.— MBTA Travel Alerts (@MBTATravelAlert) July 28, 2014
And Massachusetts State Police were on the scene at the Lynnfield Tunnel, which was forced to close due to heavy flooding.
Images sent out on social media throughout the morning showed the extent of the storm’s damage so far.
Flash Flood in this tunnel in Boston SOS pic.twitter.com/3VHaDFlTb5— Ryan Noronha (@Ryannnt11) July 28, 2014
Rt 1 at 114 I'm Danvers. pic.twitter.com/x87chvo2Mq— MiddletonPoliceAssoc (@MiddletonMaPD) July 28, 2014
We will update this story as more information becomes available.