Rain causes major flooding across the Mid-South

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ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- The rain and rising water levels took a toll on neighborhoods across the Mid-South on Saturday.

"We get a lot of floodings," Jackie Murrelle, who lives in North Shelby County, said.

A young boy used a shovel to unclog a drain along Millington-Arlington Road.

The water backed up and caused a person's front yard and driveway to flood.

Law enforcement spent Saturday looking after roads flooded with water and monitoring the Loosahatchie River.

Many drivers took their chances driving through several inches of water.

A viewer in Tipton County sent WREG a video from Highway 59 near Covington and Mason.

The video showed water gushing from behind a row of trees and spilling into the streets.

"You have to go very slow through there because you don't know it there's ice forming -- if there hasn't ice that's melted underneath the water. You know? Because it's still been pretty cold," Murrelle said.

Law enforcement said it was dangerous to drive through standing water.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office shut down Millington-Arlington Road between Osborntown and Deadfall because it was impassable.

After one week of winter weather and a day of flooding, people like Murrelle are looking forward to warmer weather.

"I thought this was over. It doesn't look like it's over when they're predicting snow tomorrow night, Monday, and snow flurries," Murrelle said.

Emergency crews are monitoring weather conditions and preparing to make plans.

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