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Heavy Downpour Creates Flash Flooding In Triangle Area

Posted August 3, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A downpour drenched most of the Triangle Friday. It hit Durham during the evening commute home. The heavy rain caused some major flash flooding on many low-lying areas.

Forest Hills Park was turned into a lake. Motorists had to take it slow to get through on University Drive.

Houses became houseboats off Roxboro Street and Normandy. The only way out of the homes was through the knee-deep water.

A nearby playground at White Oak Park was submerged. Runoff caused the creek to overflow its banks and take over the park.

The storm left Durham and headed toward Raleigh. Flooding was reported on the Beltline, Capitol Boulevard, Old Wake Forest Road and Highway 70 at Lynn Road.

Several accidents were also reported on the Beltline.