Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding In Middle Tennessee

Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-11 19:37:15-05

Multiple counties reported flooded areas, as well as rivers and creeks rising, after rainfall that began Friday and continued throughout most of the weekend.

Most of our viewing area was placed under an Areal Flood Watch on Saturday that lasted until Sunday evening.

An SUV ended up stuck in floodwaters up to its windows when police in Smyrna said the driver kept going on Mapleview Street where it was flooded by a creek on Saturday.

In Hickman County, reports on Saturday stated part of Missionary Ridge Road was washed out due to the rainfall.

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Dickson County residents reported water rising in yards, as well as some flooding in businesses and a house. Officials with the Dickson Police Department said multiple roads in their area were closed due to flooding, including Fabric Road, Yellow Creek Road, and Old Pond Lane.

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Williamson County officials said they closed several roads due to flooding, including Blazer Road at Boyd Mill, Cox Road at Horton Highway, and Wilson Pike at Burke Hollow Road.

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Bluebird Road was also flooded and closed in Wilson County. Emergency officials there reminded the public to "turn around, don't drown" when they see these conditions. Officials with the Lebanon Police Department said, "CERT will be out identifying those danger spots and keeping everyone safe."

Photos: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding In Middle Tennessee

Water levels were also up in creeks and the Harpeth River in Cheatham County, but officials had not reported any road closures as of Saturday afternoon.

Lower Station Camp Road closed between Long Hollow Pike and Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

Spring Hill officials asked drivers to use caution in certain areas, including Old Kerdon Road, Miles Johnson Parkway, and Duplex Road.

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In Nashville, ponding on roads was causing issues in many areas. Drivers were asked to use caution and go slow on the roadways.

The Cumberland River also rose higher than usual downtown, taking over some parts of Riverfront Park and the grassy areas surrounding it.

On Sunday, officials in White County said multiple roads were closed due to rising creeks and rivers and standing water, including Mack Floyd Road, Milligan Road, and Blue Springs Road. State Route 84 was closed beside Calfkiller River, also possibly due to flooding.

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Many drivers also contacted NewsChannel 5 about potholes that appeared during the rain. To learn more about officials' process of fixing potholes and how to file a claim if you've received damage, click here.