Many local roads are still impassable due to damage caused by flood waters from this weekend’s rains.
Chopper 9 flew over a portion of John White Road in Midland that was washed away, as well as a portion of Zion Church Road, also in Midland, that was washed out.
Drivers are being forced to turn around and find alternate routes.
Some of the worst flooding has been in Cabarrus County, where seven roads, including the two in Midland, are shut down because high water left behind damage.
On Harris Road just south of Poplar Tent Road, a portion of the road over Clarke Creek is shut down because a pipe was damaged by the rains, making the bridge unsafe for people to drive on.
Dozens of drivers have been forced to turn around, and there is no quick cut-through to get around the road block. Someone even put a makeshift sign outside their neighborhood telling drivers it wouldn’t work as a cut-through.
Driver Kimberly Santanicola said it’s an inconvenience.
“We travel this Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for her to go swimming, and so, yeah, it's a big wrench in your day," she said.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation does not have an estimate on when the roads will reopen, but in some cases it could be days.
In nearby Huntersville, part of Gilead Road near McCoy Road is also shut down and will be for days. NCDOT officials said the pavement was damaged by the heavy rains.
Firefighters had to rescue some people who were trapped in their cars in the parking lot of a Denver Food Lion Friday.
A shopper used a cell phone to take video of what looks like a lake in the parking lot in front of the shopping plaza.
The flood waters moved a minivan that was parked in the lot.
Witnesses said at one point water got backed up in the drain and began shooting out like a fountain.
Clean-up crews used industrial blowers Monday to dry the wall of one vacant store. They ripped out several inches of the drywall.
Business owners are on alert as more rain is expected to fall in the area.