Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Middle Tenn.

Posted: 6:42 AM, Nov 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-08 17:17:53-05
Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations
Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations

A host of Flash Flood warnings closed roads and prompted evacuations across the Middle Tennessee area overnight. 

PHOTOS: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding In The Mid-State

A line of storms began moving through the area late Monday night and into the morning hours.

Some areas received three to six inches of rain overnight, triggering flash flooding in many counties.

Several roads in South Nashville, including Blackman Road near Edmondson Pike, were closed due to flooding. Portions of the Antioch area also saw high water. 

Further south in Rutherford County, some residents in La Vergne had to be rescued from their homes.

High water was reported in the area around Old Nashville Highway near Murfreesboro Road. Several residents awoke to flooded yards. 

"It’s flooding water and there’s a small current to it and it’s pretty deep," said one resident. "Hopefully it won’t rain anymore but they are calling for more rain later on." 

Roads with high water include, J.D. Todd Road at Old Lebanon Road, Cascade Falls Road at J.D. Todd Road and Lassiter Road at Baker Road. 

Fall Creek swelled up during the flash floods leaving behind a trail of damage. 

Residents in Cascade Hills, the Fall Creek neighborhood, and the Walter Hill area had property damage. 

CJ Brewer said, "There was a big body of water between this house and that one. And there was something swimming. I said 'Tanner something is swimming.' A big ole black mole." 

Alexandra Koehn said, "So this is the second worst you've seen since the 2010 floods?" 

Brewer said, "Yea! I mean 5 inches of rain and here it comes up all the way to my garage." 

A couple miles away, roads were still impassable around noon near the Fall Creek neighborhood.

Glenda Brown said, "You couldn't get out on the main road. There's only one way out of the subdivision. One way out and it was totally blocked. The water was up over the roads. They had the sheriff out there so nobody would cross the bridge."  

Once it went down, homeowners began to assess the damage. 

Cheatham and DeKalb County Schools closed Tuesday due to the weather. See full list of school closings here .   

Rain chances will decrease as the cold front pushes south.