First Responders Battling Major Flooding in Boston

BOSTON, MA – First-responders in Boston are using rubber rescue boats to help people trapped by floodwaters as waves spill over seawalls all over the Bay State today.

The Boston Herald reports that cars in the city are trapped in the icy mess as the high tide hits as the nor’easter intensifies. Causeway Street, Lawley Street, Morrissey Boulevard and Seaport Boulevard along with other city streets are also flooded.

The MBTA Aquarium Station has also been closed due to flooding. Blue Line service between Wonderland and Orient Heights has been suspended due to flooding. No alternative service is being provided, the T added.

Elsewhere in the Bay State, “major flooding” is being reported in Winthrop, Scituate, Duxbury, Marshfield and more.

Quincy police are also reporting multiple cars flooded. Quincy police are using the hashtag “Don’t Drown, Turn Around.”

“We are getting reports of multiple cars stuck in flooding water along Newport Ave Extension. Road is closed. High tide is expected around 12:40 p.m.,” police state.

The National Weather Service said Boston, as of this afternoon, “appear(s) to be near the record high water level.”

Conditions deteriorated rapidly following high tide, prompting officials to save a family as ocean waters made their way into the home.

The Boston Fire Department said on Twitter firefighters rescued a man trapped in his car by rising waters in Neponset Circle. Both the fire department and Boston police used to the incident to again remind residents to stay off the roads.