CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heavy rain brought flooding to the Charlotte region Tuesday night, trapping a pair of motorists in west Charlotte.
A flash flood warning was in effect for Mecklenburg County until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and in York County until 2 a.m.
At least two people needed to be rescued from their vehicles around 8:30 p.m. due to the rain. One driver was trapped near a gas station at Freedom Drive and Camp Green Street, while two other cars were saved at the intersection of Ashley Road and Wilkinson Boulevard.
Those two areas were blocked off last night due to flooding, but have since been reopened, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The intersections of Freedom Drive and Ashley Road as well as Camp Green Street and Royston Road were also closed late last night, but re-opened Wednesday morning, police said.
More than 3.34 inches of rain fell in the Madison Park neighborhood of south Charlotte while more than 2.5 inches of rain had poured into a large portion of Pineville Tuesday evening.
Only 32 homes in Mecklenburg County are without power as of 1:30 p.m.