Street flooding wreaks havoc throughout Boston Storms grind commute to a halt ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff Sylvain Goyette and Trinh Hoac of Montreal walked through heavy rains in the Public Garden. Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff Evan Arvedon of Foxborough opened the door to his car, which was able to start despite the rising waters. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff A man ran through puddles near the Boston Common. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff On Day Boulevard in South Boston, a woman and three children ran through the drops. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Shortly after this SUV passed through a section of Columbia Road at Hamilton Street in Dorchester, the street was shut down. Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff A van drove past a Boston Duck Tours vehicle. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The downpour caused street flooding at Truman Parkway and Wakefield Avenue in Hyde Park. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Some puddles vanished quickly — it took about 10 minutes for this Truman Parkway drain to go from whirlpool to trickle. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Department of Conservation and Recreation heavy-equipment operator Chris Ryan used quick shovel work to clean buildup from drains.