By Joe Johnson
Athens was inundated with rain throughout Tuesday night that caused widespread localized flooding, a trend that is expected to continue with the National Weather Service forecasting scattered thunderstorms into Wednesday afternoon.
The NWS issued a flood watch for the Athens area that is expected to expire sometime before 2 p.m.
"ACCPD has received numerous reports of standing water throughout the county. Some roads may not be passable. Please use caution," the Athens-Clarke County Police Department posted on its Facebook page at about 8 a.m.
Despite the flooding, ACCPD spokesman Lt, Shaun Barnett said there have been no major weather related incidents reported.
"Nothing other than some road closures and stalled vehicles," he said.
At 9:48 a.m., the county issued an advisory that Charlie Bolton Road will be closed for several days due to flood damage between Smithonia and Lem Edwards roads.
Additionally, Olympic Drive from Hancock Industrial Way to Athena Drive will likely be closed for several days due to flood damage, according to ACCPD.