- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The National Weather Service says flood watches have been lifted for parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, even as a dayslong rain storm soaks the state.

Flooding closed several roads in Norwich earlier Sunday as the National Weather Service reported some areas in southeastern Connecticut received 2 inches of rain in three hours.

One road washed away and another road was closed.

Emergency management director Gene Arters said Route 12 and a local street were flooded with as much as 2 feet of water. He says an emergency shelter opened at Kelly Middle School for residents who needed to leave their homes.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is monitoring conditions and coordinate help if needed.

More rain was expected overnight Sunday into Monday. Rivers and streams may not fully recede until Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.

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