Video: Hey, at least it isn't snow

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At least it isn’t snow.

That’s about the nicest thing that can be said about the fierce rain storm that started Tuesday night and continues to batter Rhode Island. Warren DPW head John Massed reported limbs down across town, and predicted Warren will have a hard time dealing with the washout that often forms south of the Warren River Bridge in times of heavy rain.

He was right. At about noon, with two hours to go before high tide, the passage to the bridge was under a good 10 inches of water, forcing traffic to a crawl and convincing many drivers to turn around rather than try to brave it. The tide is expected to crest around 2:15 p.m., after which point the flood waters should start to recede.

Good news? The storm should be long gone by Thanksgiving.

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