Morning rain caused a chaotic commute for travelers across Shelby County. Heavy downpours that began in the early morning hours continued until after 9am. Street flooding and accidents slowed traffic to a halt in some areas. Traffic was stalled for more than 20 minutes in Shelby Farms around 8am. I-240 was also bumper to bumper. An accident at Sam Cooper and East Parkway backed cars up for almost a half mile around 9am.
Action News 5 Meteorologist Ron Childers says more than three inches of rain fell in Midtown this morning. He says the airport reporting station recorded 2.84 inches of rain. Ron says we can expect more scattered showers today and Tuesday.
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