MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Powerful storms have led to flash floods in the New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, washing out roads and stranding some people in their cars.

Roads in areas such as Meredith, New Hampton and Laconia have taken on water.

Carroll, Coos and Grafton counties were under a flood watch for the entire day Thursday because of steady rain over the past two days. The storms that sparked the flash flooding were moving slowly through the state and dropping heavy rain.

Parts of Ashland were shut down because of the flooding from Ames Brook.

Power was also shut off to a portion of Ashland as a precaution after the water rose to a couple of feet on some homes. Witnesses said the water had already started to recede in some spots, but it was still raining.

Some residents were evacuated in the flash flood zone.

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