Police command moved to West Somerville substation in Teele Square
By George P. Hassett
The city's police headquarters were evacuated today after the early afternoon flash flooding.
City spokeswoman Jacqueline Rossetti said in a phone alert to city residents that safety crews are closing roads in the McGrath Highway, Assembly Square, Somerville Avenue and Washington Street areas.
Residents are advised to limit driving until flood waters have subsided, she said.
Flash flooding has also forced the closure of the Somerville Police Headquarters, Rossetti said. The Police command center has been moved to the West Neighborhood Substation, located at 1154 Broadway in Teele Square. The East substation is also closed due to electrical outages.
911 service will continue as normal, and extra public safety officials have been deployed throughout the city, she said.