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Flooding closes roads, schools in Rutherford County

Posted at 9:19 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 09:33:18-05

ROCKVALE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Flooding has closed schools and several roads across Rutherford County. High water also prompted several water rescues overnight.

The Rutherford County EMA says the following roads are closed:

  • 12000 block of Mt. Vernon Road near Eagleville
  • Shoemaker Road and River Road near Eagleville
  • Sulphur Springs Road at Florence Road.

Passable roads with high water are:

  • The 4700 block of Bass Road
  • Cedar Grove Road at Johnson Road

Previously reported closed roads are:

  • Sulphur Springs Road at West Buckeye Road
  • Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road
  • Shacklett Road at Walnut Road
  • Powells Chapel Road at the slab
  • Guy James Road at the slab
  • Goochie Ford Road at the slab
  • North Lassiter at Barker and Readyville Streets
  • Mount Herman Road and Weeks Road
  • Elam Mill Road at the slab
  • County Farm Road at the slab
  • Stones River Road at the slab
  • Salem Highway at Mt. Vernon Road
  • 1400 block of Greenwood Road
  • Armstrong Valley Road at Yeargan Road
  • 2500 block of Thompson Road
  • Kedron Church Road and Rocky Fork Road
  • Burnt Knob Road at Stewarts Creek Road

You can follow the Murfreesboro Police Department on Twitter for more updates.

Rutherford County emergency officials say three people were trapped in the home on S Windrow Road. The first floor of the home was reportedly under water, leaving the residents trapped on the second floor.

Emergency crews responded to rescues in several areas of the county. Officials said most of them involved vehicles which became stuck in high water and a few of them included rescues from homes.
Rescue locations included:

  • Oldham Drive
  • Burnt Knob Road
  • Christian Fosterville Road
  • Givens Road
  • Franklin Road
  • Halls Hill Pike
  • Flat Rock Road
  • Cainsville Pike and Lascassas Highway
  • Mount Vernon Road
  • Mt. Herman Road and Bradyville Pike
  • Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road

Flooding in Rutherford County was so widespread that all Rutherford County Schools were closed Thursday.