Heavy rain leads to flooding, crashes Wednesday morning

ATLANTA, Ga. — Heavy rain lead to flooding and multiple crashes on metro Atlanta roads Wednesday morning.

Channel 2 Action News guided you through the storms as they moved through during Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

Here’s the latest.

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7:45 a.m.

6:25 a.m.

Triple Team Traffic issued a red alert for a crash on I-75 at Howell Mill.

5:39 a.m.

GDOT crews are on the scene of I-75 to unclog the drains near Moores Mill Road exit.

5:18 a.m.

4:57 a.m.

More flooding has been spotted on I-85 SB in Gwinnett County.

4:43 a.m.

Triple Team Traffic’s Mike Shields reports flooding on I-75 NB at Moores Mill Road.

3:35 a.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, Haralson and Heard County until 4:00am.

2:27 a.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says the air near the ground remains relatively stable, which could limit the severe risk. But the damaging wind gust/tornado risk is not zero.

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2:05 a.m.

According to Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz, a tree and powerline is reportedly down on Mountain View Court in Dallas, Ga.

12 a.m.

Just after midnight, fire officials responded to 1170 Gail Drive for reports of a house fire. Officials believe a lightning strike may have caused the fire.

8:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has upgraded the risk level for parts of west Georgia to a level two out of five. Parts of northwest Georgia could see moderate amounts of excessive rain.

3:30 p.m.

Small chance for severe storms for much of metro Atlanta as storms move closer.

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While widespread flooding doesn’t pose a threat, Nitz says clogged drains could cause problems due to many leaves still on the ground.

Nitz added that damaging winds are possible, which could bring down trees and cause power outages.

Here’s what to know for Wednesday:

  • Showers will move overnight and into Wednesday morning.
  • The heaviest rain in the metro area will occur during the morning.
  • A tornado can’t be ruled out; however, Nitz said the threat is low for the metro area.

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