published Monday, April 7th, 2014

Flooding reported as rain drenches central Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Parts of central Alabama were under a flash flood warning this morning as heavy rain continued to pelt the state's midsection.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all or parts of the following counties: Bibb, Calhoun, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Conecuh, Fayette, Hale, Jefferson, Jefferson, Lamar, and Monroe.

Some roads in Birmingham became impassable due to heavy rainfall. WBMA-TV video showed firefighters helping a motorist stranded in about two feet of water shortly after midnight Monday morning.

A number of schools in the rain-drenched areas delayed openings Monday morning.

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