Former Hurricane Ida battered the SouthCoast this morning with high winds and torrential rain, causing flooding and electricity outages.

As of 8:40 a.m. on Thursday:


All Tri-Town and Old Rochester Regional District Schools, including schools in the towns of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester are cancelled for the day today.

Route 24 in Fall River both North and Southbound between exits 8 and 10 is now moving again.

Dartmouth's Round Hill Beach and Apponagansett Park are both closed until further notice due to flooding and downed tree/building damage, according to the town's parks and recreation department. Officials hope to reopen them both before the holiday weekend.

Flooded roads in Dartmouth include High Hill Road, Brownell Avenue at Hawthorn Street at the New Bedford/Dartmouth line, and Horseneck Road.

Part of Spencer Street in Fall River is reportedly closed due to a flooding-related street cave-in, according to scanner chatter.

Delays, outages, and damage

Traffic is reportedly going around Pleasant Street in Fall River via a parking lot to get around floods.

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Brian Thomas/Townsquare Media

Potter Elementary School is without electricity this morning after a tree fell on power lines, but Superintendent Dr. Bonny Gifford said she expects electricity to be restored later this morning. School is continuing as normal.

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