Chicago, Suburban Roads Flood After Heavy Rain

Flooding caused traffic problems Tuesday in Chicago and in the suburbs.

Water flooded the street under a viaduct at Irving Park and Ravenswood.

High water left debris in the road. Heavy rains fell fast — flooding road and stranding cars.

Police in Villa Park rescued two people stuck in their car near Ardmore and North Avenue — carrying them to safety.

In Chicago — police responded to direct traffic away from cars stalled in high water on Montrose under Lake Shore Drive.

In Lakeview a driver told NBC 5 water came up over her hood.

“You know the log ride at Six Flags it’s sort of like that, except less fun,” she told a reporter.

Chicago police helped another driver who didn’t want to talk on camera after her car stalled at Irving Park Road and Ravenswood.

“If you go too fast it apparently floods your engine," she said. "This could be a total loss of a car."

Pedestrians kicked off their shoes and walked through flooded sidewalks.

“My office was flooded," Lars Fuchs said. "The whole street all the way across probably 18 inches."

Neighbors in Lakeview say a couple of inches of rain got into their basements ruining valuables.

As the water began to recede — the water department came to unblock sewers.

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