Crime & Courts

Strong thunderstorm moving through Charlotte region

Storms in the Charlotte region are causing minor flooding in Mecklenburg, Union and Gaston counties, authorities say.

The rain affect northwestern Union County, southern Mecklenburg County and southeastern Gaston County late Tuesday.

The National Weather Service also reported dime- and nickel-sized hail and strong, gusty winds. The NWS warned that the winds could blow down trees whose root systems have been weakened by recent rain, but there were no reports of tree damage late Tuesday.

According to WBTV, first responders were conducting water rescues on Tyvola Road and Colony Road. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reported a disabled vehicle in the 800 block of Tyvola Road.

Motorists and others should look out for trouble spots at Interstate 85 and Freedom Drive, the Steele Creek community, uptown Charlotte, the Starmount neighborhood and neighborhoods near SouthPark and Eastland Malls.