Heavy rains cause flooding in NYC region, disrupt travel

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Posted: May 05, 2017 6:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Record-breaking rains have caused flooding in New York City and flight delays in the region.

Officials said two tracks at Penn Station were out of service Friday afternoon because of flooding and parts of West Side Highway, along the Hudson River, were closed in both directions.

The National Weather Service says 3 inches of rain fell in Central Park. That's a record for May 5.

The roof of the $4 billion transit hub at the World Trade Center leaked during the heavy rains. Cars crossing Central Park were up to their hubcaps in murky water

Flight-tracking website FlightAware said Newark Liberty International was seeing inbound flight delays of about three hours.

Tow trucks were called to Kearny, New Jersey, to rescue six vehicles stuck in water near a bridge.