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Flooding Shuts Down Underpass At Little Neck Parkway And Horace Harding Expressway

Knee deep waters close main artery during rush hour.

Update, 5:57 p.m.: The portion of Little Neck Parkway closed due to flooding has reopened to motorists. However, large pools of water remain in the area, meaning drivers should proceed with caution.

Original Post: A gigantic storm rocked Little Neck Monday afternoon, causing an enormous body of water to form underneath the underpass at Horace Harding and Little Neck Parkway.

Emergency crews are currently working to push motorists trapped at this major empasse to safety.

There are no reported injuries at this time as a result of the large flood where the Long Island Expressway and Little Neck Parkway intersect, but Monday's flash storm has caused some intense frustration amongst motorists.

"I'm probably not going get home until midnight now," said Monica Del Rey, who pulled into Little Neck Plaza for a cup of coffee as she waited for the traffic to subside.

The section of Little Neck Parkway directly leading up to the underpass is currently closed in all directions.

"There's no point sitting in my car right now, fighting traffic to get home. I think I'm just going to wait it out here in Starbucks until things die down a little," Del Rey said.

The Fire Department is not sure when the underpass at Horace Harding and Little Neck will reopen.  

Check pack with Patch later for updates on Monday's storm.

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