Metro Atlanta Weather | Rain brings more flooding to Gilmer, Pickens counties



ATLANTA - Heavy rain drenched metro Atlanta and brought a few rumbles of thunder into the area Wednesday afternoon.

Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns warned of traffic delays due to the steady rainfall that moved in around rush hour.

Burns said isolated showers will continue through 9 p.m. and temperatures will move down to the mid-70s.

Burns said there is a chance of showers every day through the weekend.

Consistent rainfall had a major impact in other parts of Georgia Wednesday morning.

North Georgia remains under a flood watch through Thursday morning, while heavy downpours led to severe flooding in Gilmer and Pickens counties, where officials were forced to close dozens of roads.

They said road conditions were worse than they were last week because the grounds are so saturated from last week's rain.

One Gilmer resident showed Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach how creek waters rose all the way up to his back steps.
Gehlbach saw a swift water rescue team from Marietta fight a current on what used to be a driveway to remove another man from his home.

Pickens County emergency management officials said that homes were being evacuated on Wigington Lane at Burnt Mountain Road due to rising water.
Whiteoak Drive near Homer Wright Road is impassable, according to deputies. Excessive standing water was also reported on Clear Creek Road, Blackberry Mountain Road and the water level is up to a bridge on Evans Road, county officials said.

Deputies also reported the entrance to the American Legion and Legion Road is partially underwater.

The same neighborhoods are still cleaning up from flooding that washed out roads and left people stranded on Thursday.

Several reporters are monitoring conditions throughout the metro area. Stay with Channel Action News for continued weather coverage on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.

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