Heavy rain causes flooding throughout central Alabama


BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused widespread flooding problems Wednesday across central Alabama.

FOX6 News found flooding at several locations in Jefferson County, including where Village Creek passes the Roebuck Golf Course in east Birmingham, Highway 79 in Tarrant, 68th Street North in Birmingham, and 5th Way Circle in Center Point.

More flooding was also reported in Shelby County. The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency said it had to close Highway 42 due to flooding.

Forecasters said more rain and thunderstorms could be expected through Thursday morning.  Rainfall totals could reach four inches in areas across central Alabama, especially along the Interstate 20 corridor.

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