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Heavy rain causes flooding overnight in Lehigh County

Another round of heavy rain went through the area overnight and it's again causing some flooding headaches in the Lehigh Valley.

Several roads in Lehigh County were shut down because of the water.

Many reopened by Wednesday morning's commute, but standing water remained over some roads around the region during the day.

Spring Creek and Mill Creek roads were closed because of flooding. Some drivers drove through the water even though signs were posted.

Route 100 north at the ramp to I-78 east was closed early Wednesday morning as flood waters covered the road. At least one driver got stuck in the flooding before the water receded and the road reopened.

In North Whitehall Township, the water was too fast and rushed down parts of the roadway. Video above shows some standing water at Route 145 and Clearview Road early Wednesday morning.

In Lower Macungie Township, Swabia Creek overflowed onto Sauerkraut Lane. The waters moved a car off the road and into a cornfield.

Water also flooded Hokey Park in Hokendauqua. Equipment and other areas of the park were damaged by flooding earlier this month. A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for repairs.

Emergency officials said there were no injuries in the flooding overnight but there were several water rescues and road closures due to the weather.

More than two inches of rain fell between Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Allentown and Pottstown.

Officials are reminding people to never drive through standing water.

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