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Flash Flood: Macon-Bibb sees stranded cars, lake jump banks

Marvin Land, stormwater manager at Macon Water Authority, told us the stormwater system on Peake Road was clogged with debris.

MACON, Ga. — Drivers reported several cars stranded along Zebulon Road due to heavy rains and flooding Sunday night after a Flash Flood Warning was issued for the area.

Radar estimates over 8 inches of rain fell along Bass Road, from the Interstate 75 area down to Zebulon Road and over to Interstate 475, between 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday.

Some drivers became stranded as water rose on Zebulon Road. They estimate nearly a foot of water covered the surface of the road, between Kroger and Walmart.

More pictures from flooding on Zebulon Road in Macon last night. Thanks to Cierra Heald for sending them in. The Flash Flood Warning was allowed to expire overnight.

Posted by Meteorologist Alex Forbes on Monday, September 5, 2022

Marvin Land, storm water manager at Macon Water Authority, told us the storm water system in the area was clogged with debris. Calling it a "system overload," he says the debris, along with the torrential rainfall, caused the flooding.

The sheriff's office and fire department blocked off the area, but it is now back open.

Land says it took crews a little over an hour to resolve the problem.

Flooding also occurred in the Lake Wildwood neighborhood, which experienced a similar amount of rain. The lake jumped its banks late Sunday night, flooding yards along the shore. 

The Flash Flood Warning was originally scheduled to expire at 3:45 a.m. Monday, but was canceled overnight as the water receded. 

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