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Heavy rains cause major flooding in Savannah

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Victory Dr. at MLK Blvd. intersection closed. Victory Dr. at MLK Blvd. intersection closed.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Heavy rains came pouring down overnight and continue to fall in Savannah, and it is causing major flooding in some of the usual places.

Residents all across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry could hear the sound of rumbling thunder, heavy downpours and pops of lightning overnight. The heavy rains continue to come down off and on, severe at times, and the worse thing about it is the roads. 

WTOC's Ben Williamson and Cristina Tuso have been out trying to find the hardest hit areas. It seems the worst area right now for flooding in Savannah is at Victory Dr. and MLK Blvd. Several feet of water cover the roadway there, and all cars are being turned around in that area. 

All of the road are very slick and drivers should use extreme caution during the morning commute. 

The area at Victory and MLK are not the only roads affected. Standing water at Oglethorpe Ave. and Abercorn St. in downtown is causing problems there. 

All of the usual flooding areas can be expected to have delays Wednesday morning.

As of now, the only school district that has reported the cancellation of classes because of weather for Wednesday is Jeff Davis County, however, staff will report at 10 a.m.

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