Flooding traps cars, blocks roads across Atlanta

Flooding at North Avenue

ATLANTA — Flooding on the downtown connector at I-75/I-85 Northbound near Freedom Parkway caused heavy delays for the Friday afternoon commute.

GDOT video showed water up the the bumpers of cars that were trying to make their way under the flooded overpass.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued across north Georgia Friday afternoon. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the area was experiencing heavy rain.


"There's really no place for that water to go, so it's really causing an issue," Burns said.

The water has now receded.

Downtown Connector flooded

TRAFFIC ALERT: Downtown Connector flooded near Freedom Parkway. There are heavy delays. Avoid the area! https://2wsb.tv/2KQkoTB (NOTE: This live camera keeps freezing. We are working to get a better shot.)

Posted by WSB-TV on Friday, July 6, 2018

The connector isn't the only place that dealt with flooding. The Atlanta Fire Department warned of flooding on Northside Drive.

On North Avenue, fire crews had to rescue a person who got caught inside their car on a flooded street near Central Park Place.

The fire department warned drivers not to drive through flood water.