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Storms cause flash flooding in New York city and traffic delays.

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New York City experienced flash flooding on Thursday after heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms. Due to the flooding multiple roads had to be closed such as the Yonkers in Westchester County and in Hackensack, New Jersey. The closure of roads created traffic delays across New York City and the Tri-state area.

Arriving flights at LaGuardia have been delayed by around 39 minutes, while at JFK airport flights were delayed by around 30 minutes. According to local news, all lanes of the Major Deegan Expressway have been closed in both directions due to the flooding with several vehicles stuck. Flooding was also reported in northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. The water was deep enough that most of the cars’ tryes were not visible. Minor flooding was reported inside the train station as a stream of water shot through the wall tiles. A resident in New Jersey also reported golf-ball-sized hail falling on homes in the Township of Washington, Bergen County.

Amid the flooding caused by the storm, New Jersey reported 20,907 power outages as of 5pm local time, while in New York there were around 2,011 outages. More details to follow.

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