Update: Cambridge Turnpike Off Rte. 2 Closed Due to Flooding
Excessive water causes road closure around 12:30 p.m.
The Cambridge Turnpike, off Rte. 2, was shut down around 12:30 p.m. due to severe road flooding, according to a spokesman at the Concord Public Works' Highway Department.
Lt. Thomas Mulcahy of the Concord Police Department said the entire length of Cambridge Turnpike was closed from Crosby's Corner to Lexington Road.
The police and CPW have responded to a number of issues today regarding road flooding, downed tree limbs, and other storm related issues. The Cambridge Turnpike closure, however, is the only major incident so far.
The CPW Highway Department may be reached at (978) 318-3220.
The Concord Municipal Light Plant has also fielded numerous calls for scattered power outages. A representative of the CMLP said some reports of power loss are coming in individually while others will come from small neighborhood groups, but that there are no town-wide outages. Crews have already been out working to restore power to customers.
To report power outages, the CMLP may be reached at (978) 318-3101.
As of 4:30 p.m., the Cambridge Turnpike section of Rte. 2 remained closed, with officials checking the area hourly to monitor the level of water in the road, according to Concord Police Sgt. Paul Flynn.
"We're hoping to get it open by tomorrow morning," Flynn said. "But the water's going to dictate when we get it open."