MOREHEAD CITY, CARTERET COUNTY -

Heavy rain caused some flooding in the Morehead City area Thursday afternoon.

Our photographer said the roadway leading to the parking lot of a Walmart, Lowe's and Staples had several feet of standing water.

Viewer Kathy Kulin reported seeing Morehead City firefighters helping a motorist who tried to drive through a flooded parking lot at the Cypress Bay Shopping Center.

Meanwhile, parts of Highway 70 had up to 6 inches of water.

CLICK HERE; Video of flooding on Highway 70 (Credit: Teresa Nichols).

Official reports from weather officials in Newport indicate that at least four inches of rain fell in certain spots.

Parts of Highway 70 closed earlier Thursday afternoon have since reopened. But traffic was still moving slow as of late Thursday afternoon.

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