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Flood warning issued for Boston area

Floods may be the new concern for the region as this morning's wintry mix changes to rain. The National Weather Service in Taunton issued a flood warning for the Boston area from around 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Flash floods are not expected, according to the Weather Service, but the rain will cause minor flooding in poor drainage areas and other low-lying roads.

Heavy rain will continue through midday, according to the Weather Service. Up to 2 inches of rain are expected, and around 2 inches of snow and ice could fall in parts of northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Traffic in the region is moving slower because of the precipitation, and rollovers have been reported on Route 24 in Stoughton and Route 190 in Boylston. Multiple accidents, including a truck rollover, have delayed traffic on Route 495 from Haverhill to Littleton.

As of 8 a.m., 26 flights in and out of Logan Airport were cancelled and 24 were delayed.

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour are expected along the coast.

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