- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Torrential storms have dumped as much as 10 inches of rain across parts of southeast Alabama.

Muddy water covered dozens of roads in the region, forcing holiday travelers to take long detours on rural roads. In Chambers County, emergency officials say two roads have collapsed because of rain, causing natural gas leaks.

Photos on social media show cars covered by water in multiple counties and a washed-out road that resembles a waterfall in Macon County. Pike County is asking drivers to stay off roads until noon Friday.

The National Weather Service says a widespread swath of Coffee County received as much as 10 inches of rain, and a foot of rain was recorded north of Enterprise. Rainfall totals of as much as 4 inches are common.


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