Torrential rains lead to flooded roads, cars trapped in high water in Triangle

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As flash flood warnings were issued throughout the Raleigh region Monday night, there were several reports of flooding and people trapped in flooded cars.

In one case, a car with at least two people inside was caught in floodwaters in the 3200 block of Sanders Road, just inside Wake County near Clayton.

Clayton fire and rescue crews were deployed to the area to help around 9 p.m.

About 8 inches of rain was estimated to have fallen in parts of Johnston County. Interstate 95 was reported closed just before midnight Monday near Four Oaks, where multiple vehicles were stranded, according to the National Weather Service.

A car was flooded along Glenwood Avenue at Kodiak Drive around 9:30 p.m. There were five other reports of cars caught in high water in Raleigh or Wake County.

Around 10:45 p.m., three cars were stuck in high water near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue at Hodges Street.

North Carolina University police closed Lawson Street because of high water around 9:45 p.m.

Flooding was reported on a road near Bethesda in Durham County.

Meanwhile, flooding was seen along N.C. 55 a mile south-southeast of Anger in Harnett County.

More flooding was seen on N.C. 210 a mile east of Anger and high water was reported on Old Buies Creek Road, according to the National Weather Service.

By 9:15 p.m., weather officials said up to four inches of rain had fallen in the warning areas and more was expected.

The heavy rains led to a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 east near Lake Wheeler Road and also swept away a vehicle in Johnston County with two children inside.

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