Remnants of Isaac help flood parts of Alabama - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Remnants of Isaac help flood parts of Ala.

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Flooding along MLK Blvd. in Selma Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Twitter - SelmaTown) Flooding along MLK Blvd. in Selma Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Twitter - SelmaTown)
Cars sit submerged in water at Victor Auto on Citizens Pkwy. in Selma. Widespread flooding is being reported. (Source: Facebook) Cars sit submerged in water at Victor Auto on Citizens Pkwy. in Selma. Widespread flooding is being reported. (Source: Facebook)

Hurricane Isaac's remnants are causing flooding in parts of Alabama. WSFA 12 News has a crew in Selma where flooding is becoming a major issue.

Dallas County EMA Director Rhonda Abbott says the worst hit areas include Broad Street, Highland Avenue (around the mall and Walmart) and Citizens Parkway. The National Weather Service says streets in Selma were covered with as much as 3 feet of water early Tuesday after an all-night deluge.

Abbott said some water is receding, but cautions commuters to avoid getting on the roads unless absolutely necessary. County Road 178 is closed at this time after a small creek topped its banks and spilled into the roadway. There is also some flooding on Highway 14, but the roadway has not been closed. Abbott is advising commuters to take great caution there.

Currently, the Selma Rescue Squad is dispatched via boat to the Summerfield area where a small creek has flooded the banks and is rising around a home. Abbott said water has not gotten into the house at this time.

The state has staged vehicles in low lying areas along the eastbound lanes of  U.S. Highway 80 between Selma and Montgomery. Trucks with flashing signs telling motorists to get into the right lanes are now in place because the medians are flooding around Lowndesboro. 

Flooding in other Alabama counties has also caused difficulty. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency says no state resources have been requested at this time, but it remains in contact with county EMA directors.

In Geneva County a school bus got stuck on a muddy dirt road.

In Lowndes County the state EMA confirms that county and state roads are closed including Highway 21 at mile marker 95 (Wilcox/Lowndes Co. line).

Some roads are also impassable in Bibb County.

In Pickens County flooding is most severe in the city of Gordo where some families are being forced to evacuate.

The Doppler 12 StormVision team says that some areas have received in excess of 9 inches of rain since Monday. Rain chances should begin to decrease this evening and into the rest of the work week.

Copyright 2012  WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed.

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