Portland, Clarksville Hit By Flash Flooding

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 14:48:49-04

Significant flooding was reported across Middle Tennessee, including Clarksville and Portland, as a line of heavy rain moved through the area.

A Flash Flood Watch was in effect for several counties in the area for much of Monday morning. A Storm 5 Alert was issued due to the threat of flooding. 

Read More: Flash Floods Possible As Rain, Storms Move Through

Clarksville Police urged motorists to be cautious on roadways. Several areas – including 41A/Eva Drive, Kraft Street near the bowling alley, and Power and Peach Street – were said to be affected by high water.

The city has also closed several parks until further notice, including Ashton Park, Sherwood Park, Barbara Johnson Park, and Bel-Aire Park (playground only). 

Further east in Sumner County, residents reported flooding along Russell Street and Lyons Court in Portland. Police said a mother and five children were rescued from a car during flash flooding but everyone is okay. 

There was several feet of water in yards, basements and covering fields, as well. West Fork Drake's Creek, north of Portland, was also out of its banks. 

Butler Bridge Road near Fowler Ford Road was swamped, as well. Authorities advised people to exercise caution in both of those areas and around Big Station Camp Creek.