Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding

(Cleveland) - Overnight thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Greater Cleveland.

The National Weather Service says between one and two inches of rain fell suddenly,filling up streams and creeks. Flash Flood warnings were put up for Cuyahoga County until 9:45 a.m., and Lake and Geauga Counties until 10:15 a.m.

Numerous flooded roads were reported. Standing water closed the ramp from Eastbound I-90 on the west side to the Innerbelt Bridge, I-71 and the Jennings Freeway, forcing drivers to continue across I-490 to I-77.

Also closed were lanes on I-90 around McKinley Avenue in Lakewood, and on the East Shoreway (I-90 and SR 2) between Dead Man's Curve and East 55th.

There was also a report that Martin Luther King Drive was flooded through the Cultural Gardens.

FirstEnergy reported over 2,000 electric outages in Cuyahoga County, the majority of them in Strongsville.

(Photo by Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

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