Chicago area sees flash flooding after Sunday's rains

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Sunday morning’s rainfall led to flooding in parts of Cook County, and the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the southern part of the county, as well as for northwestern Lake County in Indiana.

The warning, which included Calumet City, Harvey and Blue Island, expired at 5 p.m.

Flooding was reported on the Bishop Ford Expressway between 115th and 159th Streets. On the inbound Bishop Ford, the two left lanes were underwater at about 11 a.m. The flooding appeared to cause a crash involving a semi-truck.

Torrence Avenue was initially a good alternative route, but before long flooding was reported on the roadway. That made Halsted Street a safer alternative road for those traveling north.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Matt Benz told WBBM that 3 – 5 inches of rain fell in an area near Calumet City at about 11 a.m. He added that at least another inch of rain was expected in the area.

In Chicago, Benz said the rain was slowing down.

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