Heavy rain causes severe flooding in CT

Flooding was so bad on some streets that cars were nearly submerged in water.

Flooding was so bad on some streets that cars were nearly submerged in water. (2/27/13)

STRATFORD - Heavy rain caused severe flooding in many areas of Connecticut today.

The flooding was so severe on Stratford's Surf Avenue that two cars nearly became submerged. The drivers got out of the water safely.

Many trees were uprooted and some leaned on power lines.

Experts say drivers should exercise caution because hydroplaning is not uncommon after such a storm.

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