Video, photos: Heavy rainfall causes severe flash flooding

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COLUMBIA - Torrential rainfall has caused flash flooding throughout mid-Missouri Tuesday.

Water has covered multiple roadways in Columbia, causing multiple traffic hazards and dangerous road conditions. The city has conducted a water rescue on Bear Creek Trail off of Creasy Springs Road. 

Mike Wheeler, an operator for the City of Columbia said it's difficult for drivers to know how deep the water is in these weather conditions.

"A rule of thumb is if a goldfish can swim through the water, a car can't drive through it," he said. 

In Morgan County, severe flooding hit a Cenex gas station at the highway junction of Route 5 and Route 52. Video and pictures show at least one car was partially submerged. 

Rushing water covered Highway W between Marvin Road and S. Marvin Road.

There was also major flooding on Clay Street in Versailles. People were advised to use caution when crossing water over roadways during flash flooding. 

If you have photos or videos of flooding or storm damage, you can message us on our Facebook page or email News@KOMU.com.

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