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Heavy rain causes Moscow river to overflow, floods streets

  • A group of emergency workers stand next to floodwater in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    A group of emergency workers stand next to floodwater in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman takes a photo with her tablet, standing on a bridge over floodwater in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    A woman takes a photo with her tablet, standing on a bridge over floodwater in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

  • A view of the river after it overflowed its banks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    A view of the river after it overflowed its banks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks, flooding streets and trapping people in cars and buses. Russian state news media reported that about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

Heavy rain in Moscow has caused a river to burst its banks and flooded streets, trapping people in cars and buses.

Russian state news organizations said about 200 people had to be evacuated from stalled vehicles on Monday. No injuries were reported.

The weather service said that by early evening 92 millimeters (3.7 inches) of rain had fallen in Moscow, which is well over the monthly average for August.

In the morning, drivers and pedestrians were struggling to navigate flooded streets and sidewalks across the city as the rain pelted down and drainage systems failed to cope.

The worst flooding occurred in northeastern Moscow where the Yauza River burst its banks. The flooding closed streets and snarled traffic.