BUFFALO, N.Y. — Some roads and streets in the Buffalo area are flooded after heavy rains dumped 1 to 2 inches across parts of western New York.

Water is covering several streets in the city, while flooded roads are being reported in Cheektowaga and other suburban towns. The Thruway authority says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 are flooded between Exit 52A and 52 in Cheektowaga.

The National Weather Service says Thursday morning’s downpours dropped 2 inches of rain in Honeoye (HUHN’-ee-oy) Falls south of Rochester.

Heavy rain has also hit areas along the eastern end of Lake Ontario as the storm system moves east.

The weather service has issued flood warnings for nine western New York counties and flood watches for more than a dozen counties from Lake Erie to New England.

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