Twenty minutes of torrential rains turned Mt. Auburn Street into a river and flooded the intersection of Arlington and Mt. Auburn streets in East Watertown Monday morning.
The rain water came up over the sidewalk in the intersection and one car got stuck in the water. It also came into the doorways of some businesses on Mt. Auburn Street in Coolidge Square.
Police shut off the intersection to traffic, sending people through the back streets of East Watertown. Water receded by about 10:30 a.m.
The Watertown Fire Department responded to Laurel Street in East Watertown where water came up to the windows and front doors of some homes. The areas on and around Melendy Avenue and St. Mary’s Street also had some flooding.