Sunny-day flooding along East Coast roadways has increased dramatically in recent years, and a recent study concluded it’s only going to get worse – and our commutes will pay.

The findings, released in mid-March in the scientific journal Transportation Research Record, show a 90-percent increase in “nuisance floods” – flooding that comes from seasonal high tides or minor wind events, as the study notes – along the East Coast over the past 20 years. This translates to more than 100 million hours of delays each year for drivers impacted by the flooding, the study added.

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