Bicentennial Park evacuated due to flooding as Harpeth River continues to rise

Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 18:21:04-05

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The rain has stopped, but rivers and creeks are continuing to rise, including the Harpeth River in Williamson County.

Franklin's Bicentennial Park was evacuated due to the ongoing flooding. The Harpeth is currently past 21 feet and 22 feet means trouble, according to Franklin police; so they went ahead and shut down the park.

Other parts of Williamson County also saw problems and several roads were closed. At one time, more than 30 streets were closed in Williamson County.

Click herefor a complete list of road closings throughout the county.

Lewisburg Pike across from the Carnton Plantation spilled over onto the civil war battlefield. The canoe access to the river was closed because of it.

Just be aware of those roads. The water may go down a little bit -just use caution. It doesn't mean that it's still safe to drive even if you're seeing water levels recede they come back. They ebb and flow so just be really aware stay up to date, plug into your social media outlets, plug into your news agencies, your weather agencies, and just be aware of what's going on," said Hannah Bleam.

There was a break in the rain so Williamson County let out schools an hour early. So far, there have been no water rescues, but crews are on standby for additional issues.

Multiple cars were also caught in flood waters in Brentwood.