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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Flash floods rose around the Charlotte area Wednesday evening, leading to water rescues and closed roads.

A flash flood warning was issued in Mecklenburg County and advisories were in effect for some surrounding counties.

At one point in the chaos, fire crews had to pull a mother and her son from their car at 9th Street and Caldwell. Firefighters seamlessly pulled them from the vehicle and brought them out of the water.

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High water also blocked North Tryon, just outside of uptown Charlotte. Drivers were stuck in standing water after failing at attempts to pass. Three people from two vehicles were rescued there.

NBC Charlotte's Dianne Gallagher reports traffic signals were out around town and the water washed out multiple roads. The Charlotte Fire Department urges drivers to avoid flood water and says crews responded to several water rescue calls Wednesday night.

Also in Charlotte, NBC Charlotte's cameras caught the Little Sugar Creek Greenway with water above the banks. Flood water even spilled onto the greenway.

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