West Charlotte residents complain about flooded roadway

The heavy rainfall in our viewing area flooded some roads, leaving drivers and pedestrians to taking detours.

The heavy rainfall in our viewing area flooded some roads, leaving drivers and pedestrians to taking detours.

One main intersection in West Charlotte had one of our news photographers assisting a motorist live on television Wednesday morning. Brian Christiansen stopped what he was doing to help an elderly woman stuck in her car.

It was near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Camp Greene Street.

We called CDOT and a spokesperson tells us the flooding could have happened as a result of many different things.

Because of the rainfall, they weren’t able to vacuum the water out. Instead, it ended up receding away.

Many residents who live near the scene tell us the roadway floods after heavy rainfalls.

Although we could not trace the issue to drainage problems, Charlotte DOT says it could have been a possibility.

Charlotte storm water says there are 150,000 storm drains all over Mecklenburg county.

The city says at any point a clogged drain could cause flooding if its not taken care of.

Alyssa Dodd with Storm Water Services says people should take precaution.

“Before the rain comes is a great time to look for storm drains and clear it.  Because often times litter debris or leaves can be blocking them,” he said.

Residents believe it’s most likely because of how the road dips down and curves back up.

Charlotte DOT says they collaborate with storm water services when responding to calls about heavy rainfalls.

They’re encouraging drivers to turn around if they see flooded roadways and take extra precaution.