Rain floods Bronx River Parkway near Westchester Avenue

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A DEP workers says a catch basin was clogged by construction debris.

Overnight rain flooded a portion of the Bronx River Parkway, causing a major shutdown for several hours.

Crews pumped hundreds of gallons of water from both sides of the roadway near the Westchester Avenue exit.

A worker with the Department of Environmental Protection says the flooding started because the pavement was milled as part of ongoing repair work, which caused debris to clog...

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