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Areal Flood Warning issued for Madison County as heavy rains cause damage

Oakwood Drive has experienced significant flooding. Viewers captured photos of floodwaters flowing across the major Huntsville thoroughfare.

Posted: Nov 8, 2017 9:15 PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Madison County until 3:15 a.m. as heavy rains and flash floods pummeled Huntsville and surrounding areas.

Meteorologists are encouraging all drivers to not drive in Huntsville because of the widespread flooding affecting the city.

Meteorologists say a few inches fell near Dug Hill Road, and law enforcement reported parts of the road washed away on the southbound side of US 431 near Dug Hill Road. Police also reported water wasflowing over the retaining wall. That road was down to one lane for a significant period of time as crews removed debris caused by floodwaters.

One viewer sent us this photo showing damage to his property near the area of Chandler Road in Huntsville.

Huntsville police also closed portions of Governors Drive near Bassett and Covemont as a result of the flooding, but it appears police have reopened all lanes. Other areas near Monte Sano also reported flooding. A portion of a cliff on Fearn Street fell into a ditch and the roadway, causing a hazard for motorists.

The flooding is spanning to other portions of the city, as the National Weather Service says portions of the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus and west Huntsville are also experienced flooding.

Oakwood Drive has also experienced significant flooding. Viewers captured photos of floodwaters flowing across the major Huntsville thoroughfare.

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