Flood threat continues through Tuesday

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A large low pressure system tracking eastward across the Southeast will create a flooding through Charlotte and the Carolinas Monday and Tuesday.

Parts of the Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Union, Lancaster, York and Chester counties are under flood warnings. Most of the Charlotte metro area, except for the high country and the mountains, are under a flood watch through Tuesday morning.

The first round of rain began Monday morning and is expected to continue through Tuesday morning. A total of four to five inches of rain were expected, with the possibility of more rain later in the week. By midday Monday, about an inch of rain had already fallen at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

In Mecklenburg County, flood nearing Back Creek was expected, especially near the intersection of Stallings and Robinson Church Roads and along Quail Hollow Drive. Additionally flooding from Mallard Creek was possible along Mallard Creek Church Road, David Taylor Road and Hubbard Roads. Flooding is also possible along North Tryon Street, Pavillion Boulevard and East Mallard Church Creek Roads. A portion of University City Boulevard near Ikea Blvd is closed due to flooding. West Sugar Creek at Patton Avenue shut down Monday afternoon due to fallen tree. CFD was on scene and cut the tree to be hauled away to clear the road.

In Union County, National Weather Service officials said they issued the flood warnings because stream gauges along Goose Creek were indicating above bankfull conditions after two inches of rain fell since Sunday night. Flood prone areas along Goose and Crooked creeks will experience high water levels.

Union County Emergency Services said there were calls on at least a few dozen minor vehicle accidents, but no major accidents.

In Cabarrus County, portions of Stallings Road, Hopewell Church Road, Bethel Avenue Extension and Pine Bluff Road are closed due to flooding.

Heavy rain during Monday morning's commute lead to more than 60 crashes, Fox 46's Chuck Roads estimated. At least one person was called in a crash.

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