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Flooding shuts down street in north Charlotte

The parking lot at the Amtrak station in north Charlotte was flooded, and two lanes of I-85 in Gaston County were closed due to standing water.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Heavy rain led to flooding in some parts of the Charlotte area Wednesday morning, shutting down a street just north of Uptown Charlotte.

North Church Street was closed from 23rd Street to 28th Street due to standing water. By noon, most flooded streets were passable, but there was still debris along North Tryon Street near the Amtrak station. Meteorologist KJ Jacobs observed mulch, mud and dirt filling the lanes where water stood early Wednesday.

Several spots along North Tryon saw flooding, including the Amtrak station. Two cars were left stranded in the floodwaters, and several others were in a parking lot that flooded Wednesday morning. Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy said some areas saw up to 2 inches of rain during the showers. 

The heavy rain also caused issues in Gaston County, At one point, the two left lanes of Interstate 85 near Exit 22 in Lowell were closed due to standing water. 

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The Charlotte area is expected to see more rain throughout the day Wednesday. Forecaster Larry Sprinkle says the afternoon will be cloudy and cool with the chance for a few thunderstorms in some locations. For the latest breaking news, weather alerts and traffic updates, download the free WCNC Charlotte mobile app.   

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