Multiple days of rain cause flooding, downed trees across Mecklenburg County

Fallen tree on Avalon Avenue (Credit: Lee Stikeleather | WBTV)
Fallen tree on Avalon Avenue (Credit: Lee Stikeleather | WBTV)
Credit: Harrisburg Fire
Credit: Harrisburg Fire
Credit: Harrisburg Fire
Credit: Harrisburg Fire

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Several days of rain caused flooding and downed trees around the WBTV viewing area late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Tuesday started out with a few scattered showers across the area, but things got a little heavier around 4 p.m. Multiple roads flooded, causing dangerous conditions - not to mention traffic headaches - for many drivers just as rush hour hit.

Bad flooding occurred on Brookshire Boulevard near Interstate 77 Tuesday afternoon. Construction work in the area combined with the heavy rain flooded all but one lane for some time.

According to the Harrisburg Fire Department, Pharr Mill Road and Stallings Road is closed Wednesday morning due to flooding. Officials tweeted about the closure around 11:41 p.m. Tuesday night.

Firefighters said they had hoped to reopen the road by sunrise. It is unclear when the road will reopen.

Several west Charlotte residents are waking up without power Wednesday morning after a tree fell on the road. The fallen tree is blocking Avalon Avenue, located off of Tuckaseegee Road.

According to the Duke Energy outage map, around 80 people who live in the area have been without power since 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Power is expected to be restored around 8:30 a.m.

There's no word on when the road will reopen.

A fallen tree shut down a road in Matthews for some time Wednesday morning. According to crews with Matthews Fire and Emergency Medical Services, a portion of Sam Newell Road near Mullis Lane was closed for some time due to a tree that had fallen onto the roadway.

Crews tweeted just before 6 a.m. that the road has reopened.

It wasn't just Mecklenburg County that experienced flooding. Several roads and bridges had to be closed in Caldwell and Catawba counties due to floodwaters.

Related: Rain continues, floodwaters close some roads in Caldwell, Watauga counties

A Flood Watch was in effect for Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Mitchell and McDowell counties until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

There could be another potential threat for another round of wet weather on Thursday before things really start drying out for the weekend.

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