Heavy rains cause flooding in Wynwood streets

MIAMI (WSVN) - Heavy downpours across South Florida caused streets to flood in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Tuesday afternoon.

Floodwaters surrounded the Discount Supermarket at the corner of Northeast 25th Street and Second Avenue, putting a damper on drivers’ commute in the area. The owner of the market told 7News his day had been ruined because he’s had to deal with cleanup efforts inside his store.

7News cameras captured a woman holding an umbrella as she struggled to cross the street in calf-deep water.

A burgundy Corvette stood at the intersection half submerged. The driver had to open his door to let some of the water out of the vehicle before he managed to drive away.

The rain eventually subsided, and flood levels began to go down, just before 4 p.m..

The inclement weather also affected Southwest Miami-Dade, causing Zoo Miami to shut its doors early for the day. No flooding was reported at the zoo, but there were not a lot of parkgoers taking in the sights in the pouring rain.

The zoo will reopen on Wednesday.

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