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Flood waters still posing a problem and keeping roads closed

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Flood waters across Central Alabama are going away. Many people who had to be evacuated are back home.

But, there are still some trouble spots.

Jefferson County EMA says a majority of roads are open, but some are still closed. A Jefferson County deputy is blocking Acton Road because water is knee deep.

Drivers are encouraged to look out for debris left on roads.

Authorities don't want anyone to end up stuck, a situation many people faced this morning. The water level is staggering at this point. Flood waters have actually risen in some places. A soccer and lacrosse field in Hoover is one of those areas.

Many families stopped to take pictures and couldn't believe their eyes. Paige Gasser is thankful and her son isn't playing lacrosse here.

Paige Gasser says, "I can't believe it's so deep, you can't even get to the stands without getting in the water. I've never seen it this deep before."

We also checked with Shelby County EMA and found out around 10 roads are still impassable.
 
The Red Cross opened three shelters for flood victims. Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood, New Hope Presbyterian Church in Helena and the Pelham Civic Center.

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