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PHOTOS: Flash Flooding Strands Northeast Motorists Amid Widespread Thunderstorms

Heavy rain and robust storms led to flash flooding and structural damage across the Northeast as May drew to a close.

After a dry month for much of the region, the beneficial rain caused travel disruptions to major areas like Philadelphia, New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.

"A slow-moving cold front pushed into warm and humid air causing widespread storms Sunday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Paquette said.

"Much-needed rain fell in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, a lot of it came too quickly and caused flooding," Paquette said.

Multiple cars were stuck on flooded roads in New Jersey and Rhode Island.

In Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, multiple homes were flooded according to a 911 call center. Strong wind gusts, some reaching up to 57 mph, sent trees crashing onto homes, roads and power lines.

In Beaver County, Pennsylvania, a mudslide on Highway 51 temporarily closed the road as debris littered the area, local police reported.

A gas station in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, suffered severe damage as strong winds ripped the canopy off and two vehicles were uprooted and flipped on their sides.

The storms caused flight delays at major airports like John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark into late Sunday night. Nearly 600 flights were canceled Sunday between the three travel hubs, according to FlightStats. The storms also forced delays along several Long Island Rail Road routes on Sunday evening.

Rain totals higher than 3 inches were reported in some areas. Lehighton, Pennsylvania, roughly 20 miles north of Philadelphia, recorded 3.52 inches since Sunday morning according to the National Weather Service.