Southwest Florida roads under water

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – After a weekend of heavy rain and more in the forecast, some Southwest Florida roads including some throughout Cape Coral are under water.

Since Friday, 8.40 inches of rain dumped on Cape Coral and roads like NE 2nd Place looked more like rivers.  “Ready for it to be over, Ready for Florida weather,” said Jacklyn Jewiner as she made her way through the flooded portion of road.

Several others navigated through the flooded roads like Chris Carter, who said that particular portion NE 2nd Place is prone to flooding and Monday’s rain wasn’t even the worst he’s seen it.

“This is nothing, this whole thing is usually flooded all the way to the road, and then it floods all the way that way. I’m fine but all the main streets are flooded,” said Carter.

Fields and yards throughout the cape were also under water, like Chris Elledge’s yard on NE 7th Terrace.  “The whole front yard the whole back yards flooded, it’s crazy,” said Elledge.

With more rain in the forecast it’s likely flooded roads and yards in Cape Coral and other parts of Southwest Florida could remain flooded for days or even grow larger. Experts advise never to drive through any roadway that is under water, as you may not be able to tell how deep the water is and risk stalling out your vehicle or getting washed away.

To report flooding problems, Lee County residents can call 239-477-3600.

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