Bands of heavy rain will move through the area on Wednesday.
Milford and the surrounding areas will see bands of heavy rain through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory for the area is in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday. A weak cold front will sweep across New England, the Weather Service states, bringing occasional heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. Some local flooding may occur.
Fast-rising water forced a closure Saturday of a section of Cedar Street, near Plains Park. One motorist stalled out trying to push through it.
Milford Police closed a section of Cedar Street Saturday, near Plains Park, after fast-rising water flooded the road. Workers for Milford Highway Department raked the drain about 4 p.m., but it wasn't a blockage. One motorist, who tried to move through the water, stalled out his vehicle. He was uninjured in the flooding. The outermost bands of rain associated with Hurricane Irene started arriving in New England about 2 p.m. Saturday. At 4:24 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for sections of several counties, including southeast Worcester County. The warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. According to the weather service's website, its Doppler radar indicated rains assoiated with Hurricane Irene were …