Downtown Cambridge flooded after heavy rainfall

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Heavy rainfall Wednesday evening brought flash flooding to downtown Cambridge, damaging the city’s new library and a rail crossing.

Cambridge City Administrator Evan Vogel said that the rain started around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and that several streets had up to a foot of water by 8 p.m.

Isanti County Emergency Management Director John Elder said the damage currently includes downed trees, agricultural debris and some power outages.

Elder also said the railroad crossing at 11th Avenue and South Main Street is also damaged, and that trains are being asked to not pass through there at this time.

Several vehicles are stranded in the flooded streets, including four in front of City Hall.

The city’s library, which just opened in 2020, is also flooded, but the severity of the damage is unknown at this time.

There are currently no reports of any injuries.