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Wet weather brought high water levels, toppled trees in Charlotte area Monday

(Source: Alex GIles) (Source: Alex GIles)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Wet weather left its mark on the Queen City Monday.

Consistent showers throughout the day and into the evening made for wet roads. First responders were called out to numerous wrecks in the Charlotte metro area.

Large puddles could be seen forming on the baseball fields at Bryant Park in west Charlotte. Normally the fields are occupied by different teams and organizations in the early evening. That was not the case Monday.

Just minutes away, water was spilling onto the pathways of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Only a few people were spotted walking through the area Monday night.

The weather also brought trees down across Charlotte.

Crews worked quickly to remove a tree that crashed onto Sharon Amity Road near the intersection of Windemere Lane. The trunk of the tree stretched across the roadway blocking all lanes of traffic.

Police had to redirect drivers away from the area.

“I knew how to get that way but then coming back. I don’t know this street,” said frustrated driver Stephanie Wright. “This the third time we done came back to the same spot.”

Wright said the fact that trees were coming down was definitely frightening.

“It makes me worried because I’ve got a bunch of trees in my backyard and they be swaying, makes me afraid they’re going to crash on my house,” said Wright.

Another large tree fell across Patrick Place in south Charlotte. No one appeared to be hurt, but the tree did bring down power lines.

"If somebody would have been walking by they would have been clear cut in half,” said neighbor Carlton Watkins III.

Tree trimming crews said they needed to wait for the downed power lines to be be inspected before they began to remove the tree.

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