Heavy rain leads to flooding of local roads

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Flooding on Darlington Avenue in Wilmington (Photo: WWAY Viewer Jordan Johnson)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After days of wet weather, with extremely heavy downpours Saturday, some area roads became flooded.

The National Weather Service reported water on Putnam Road in Ogden reached between 12 and 18 inches deep, and water on partof College Road near Oleander Drive was between 6 and 8 inches deep.

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Darlington Avenue in Wilmington also became flooded and was blocked off by police.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution when traveling on wet roads, and to avoid roads that are flooded.

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