Strong Storms Hit Metro - - Jackson, MS

Strong Storms Hit Metro

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Heavy rains from severe storms pounded the metro area Tuesday morning, dropping a large amount of rain in a short amount of time.

Driving on local roads and interstates was extremely dangerous, as visibility was greatly reduced due to heavy rain.

The storms hit around 9 am. Residents on several streets saw flash flooding.

People living on Shrewsbury Court off Robinson Road had over a foot of water in their street.

City crews were called in to clear out storm drains that were filled with trash and other debris.

The railroad underpass on Monument Street that always has trouble draining water, had problems again Tuesday.

"It was torrential, it was a lot of rain, overwhelming the storm system, the sewer system," said Clay Crystal.  "We saw the water was shooting out of some of the storm drain covers and other pipes and things because the pressure was so high."

You don't often think of the railroad having flooding problems but they do help prevent it.

Today we saw a railroad worker clearing a storm drain with a backhoe on the tracks off West street. The drain was only accessible by rail.

Monument street near Mill street under the railroad tracks was again flooded. One motorist tried to plow through the waters there, got stuck, and had to push the vehicle to dry land.

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