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Some Schools Closed By Flooding Across State

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Heavy rain has washed away at least one rural road, causing minor evacuations and flooding has closed some schools.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

In Middle Tennessee, officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose.

There was no school Perry, Decatur and Hardin counties near the Tennessee River or in McNairy and Hardeman counties in West Tennessee on Monday.

Several school districts will be delaying school by two hours after heavy flooding. They hope the extra time will let roads dry out, especially in low lying areas.

Dickson County Schools will be two hours late today. However, three schools in the county will be closed for the day for sewer problems: New Direction Academy, Charlotte Middle School, and Charlotte Elementary.

In West Tennessee, Whiteville Police Chief Steve Stanley said rushing water peeled away sections of asphalt on Murphy Lane, stranding up to 75 people who live in a neighborhood. Several dump truck loads of crushed stone were used for a temporary repair.

East Tennessee was under a flood watch at dawn Monday and there was a winter weather advisory posted for West Tennessee.

 

 

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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