- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say flooding from the Mississippi River is nearing some homes in low-lying areas in Memphis.

Emergency responders were making on-site inspections Sunday in Memphis and Shelby County neighborhoods that could be affected by rising water.

Officials say the Mississippi River will crest at 41 feet on Friday.

Dale Lane, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, says all main roads are open, but says people need to be on the lookout to avoid being trapped by high water. Officials say the river is just a few feet away from Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says the city has so far been fortunate that high water has not gotten into any homes or businesses.

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