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Water Street, and Canal Street, live up to their names

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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Hurricane Nate caused flooding in downtown Mobile, including on one of its best known thoroughfares.

Water Street at Government Street, and at many intersections, became impassable because of high flood waters.

The water came from storm surge from the Mobile River.

The flooding was so severe that police closed the water street off ramp from I-10.

And it became apparent quickly why the ramp was closed.

We spotted one motorist who became stuck in the high waters but he was later able to get himself out.

Also before dawn, nearby Canal Street flooded, too, and police were watching over the area to make sure nobody drove through it.

Once the sun came up, you could see just how severe the flooding was.

Other intersections along Water Street, like Water and St. Louis Street, and downtown toward I-165 had high water, too.

Police blocked those intersections off for a while, but some motorists took their chances.

However, Water Street drained fairly quickly.

Within a few hours, the water had gone down significantly.

Other areas took longer to drain.

We came back  to Canal Street, right across from GulfQuest, about 9:15 Sunday morning and part of the street was still flooded.

Hurricane Nate brought many sights you don't see often, and that is very fortunate.

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