Clay Pit Pond has breached its banks in two locations while several main streets in Belmont have become rivers themselves as a late autumn Nor’easter hammers the East Coast.
At 4:45 p.m., an Underground Weather station in Cushing Square reported 3.1 inches of rain falling since midnight. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the area until tonight.
“We are having issues around town,” said Belmont Police Sgt. David Sullivan, the Night Shift Supervisor.
“There has been individual places where there has been flooding and sewage backups,” Sullivan said.
Water has advanced a few feet from the access road near the Field House parking lot at Belmont High School while the pond has swamped the low-lying area near the corner of Underwood and Hittinger streets, the location of the start of Belmont’s cross country course.
Nearby, Concord Avenue from the Cambridge line to the MBTA commuter line station at Belmont Center and Common Street at Dunbarton Road is experiencing “street ponding” where water has accumulated due to the rapid rainfall.