High water causes problems in Charlotte, Flood Advisory in effect

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Heavy rain Monday caused some problems for the morning commute as waters took over streets and shut down roads.

A Flash Flood Warning was in effect until 9:15 a.m. for northwestern Mecklenburg County in the Piedmont of North Carolina. It has since expired.

A Flood Advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. for Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties.

 At 6:18 a.m. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

Some locations that experienced flooding included Uptown Charlotte, central Charlotte, northwest Charlotte, Freedom Park, Charlotte Douglas Airport, The Plaza, Hidden Valley, Paw Creek and croft.

North Tryon was closed between 11th Street and Dalton Avenue due to high water. As of 6:47 a.m. the road had been reopened.

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Multiple accidents were reported due to the weather.

According to the National Weather Service, most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle.

A Ground Stop was issued at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Travelers should expect delays.