Heavy rains moving out of Jacksonville; Shifting to the Sounds and beaches

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Heavy rains this morning caused multiple streets to become flooded in Jacksonville. Some streets had a half foot of water on them and there were reports of disabled vehicles around 11:00am.

Portions of Onslow, Southern Jones, Southern Craven, and western Carteret counties saw around 2 to 4" of rain this morning with another inch possible through the afternoon. The heaviest rain will move over the Pamlico Sound and adjacent counties into the early to mid afternoon. High water levels will be possible in ditches as well as poor drainage areas through midday. Be careful on the roadways and remember: "Turn around, don't drown" if you see water running over the roadway.

On Huff Drive, near the Jacksonville Mall, two cars became trapped in the deep water. Both had to be towed out to dry ground.

Another bad spot was the intersection of Henderson Drive and School Street where police were out directing traffic around deep water.

The city says the water should recede, but that could take some time to happen.