Heavy rains hit I-95 corridor

Parts of the Interstate 95 corridor in the Northeast may be closed by state authorities due to torrential rains, according to news reports Tuesday, March 30.

Rhode Island’s Department of Transportation reported DOT site that a section of I-95 South was closed Tuesday. Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri told drivers to be in their homes before evening, calling the storms, “the most severe flooding in 100 years, according to the Associated Press.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lowered speed limits to 35 miles per hour on three bridges from Staten Island to New Jersey, The New York Times reported.

Flooding on I-95 southbound in eastern Connecticut was reported by the state’s Department of Transportation Tuesday morning. The left lane was closed due to flooding conditions between exits 81 and 80.