Torrential rains in Lawrence were starting to cause problems around town Wednesday afternoon.
A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service at 1:44 p.m. for Douglas County, northeastern Franklin County and northern Osage County. The warning was rescinded at 4:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service said the four inches of rain had fallen at Eudora/
The intersection of 23rd and Ousdahl Drive was reportedly filled with water, shortly after 2 p.m. A car was abandoned at the intersection, according to witnesses, and the water started to recede.
At 2:30 p.m., officials said a car slid off the road on Interstate Highway 70 between the Lecompton Interchange and the West Lawrence exit.
The rain was also causing some closings:
¢ The Lawrence High School C-Team Soccer game scheduled for this evening has been canceled due to the weather.
¢ East Heights' Parents as Teachers group meeting at Schaake's this afternoon has been canceled.
Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologst, said Lawrence's official rainfall total, as of 3 p.m., was 1.27 inches.
"It should lighten a little bit through the next couple of hours," she said. "At this point we're not in the best location for severe weather - that will be to the south of us."