- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Flooding caused by heavy rains around Christmas week is still causing problems in parts of Alabama.

WAAY-TV (https://bit.ly/1mzUFia ) reports about 20 roads remain closed because of flood damage in north Alabama, although some are supposed to reopen Monday.

And muddy flood waters from the Alabama River have completely submerged Claiborne lock and dam in Monroe County. National Weather Service statistics show the river is beginning to fall, but it’s projected to remain in a major flood stage until early Thursday.

The Alabama River also remains above flood levels at Montgomery.

Parts of the state received more than a foot of rain in the week around Christmas, and all that water is still draining toward the Gulf of Mexico. Flood warnings remain in effect around Mobile.

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