Flooding Reported in Shelby County as storm system exits area

As the storm system moved out of the Memphis area Wednesday evening, Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security officials reported flooding on some area roadways

At an underpass along Riverside Drive, three vehicles were stranded due to flooding, the agency said. High waters were also reported on the Poplar Avenue overpass and a tree fell on Poplar Pike in Germantown, according to the agency

A Commercial Appeal reporter also saw a car stuck in water under a bridge along McLean Boulevard near Evelyn Avenue

The severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Shelby and DeSoto counties had expired

National Weather Service in Memphis reported about 2.23 inches in rainfall, but that number was expected to increase as the rain continued after 7 p.m. Wednesday

Around 7 p.m., Memphis Light, Gas & Water reported 85 outages, with 6,721 customers affected

Update at 5:26 p.m.: Parts of DeSoto County, including Southaven, Olive Branch and Horn Lake, are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6 p.m., with wind gusts up to 70 mph, the National Weather Service in Memphis announced

In Shelby County, Collierville, Lakeland and Arlington are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m.

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