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Hall escapes any serious problems with flash flooding
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Water covers much of a front yard on Wessell Road in Gainesville. - photo by SAVANNAH KING

Hall County escaped any major issues Wednesday when a flash flood warning was issued for the area.

More than an inch of rain fell, according to data from the National Weather Service, but skies cleared intermittently later in the day.

Gainesville’s Public Works and Water Resources crews cleared flooded spots Wednesday morning on Atlanta Highway near the airport and on Wessel Road.

In Hall County, water was reported on Mountain View Road and Sunset Avenue, but there were not any washouts or collapses, according to Hall officials.

The warning, which expired at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, covered White, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Banks and Jackson counties, among others.

The rising level of Lake Lanier flooded many parks on Tuesday and was up to 1,075 feet above sea level as of Wednesday afternoon. That’s 5 feet above the winter full pool of 1,070 feet but still a couple of feet from the record high of 1,077.15 feet, recorded on April 14, 1964.

Lake Lanier already is well above full pool, many parks have been flooded and closed and marinas are working to respond to the high lake levels.

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