Home health nurse struggles to get to patient amid flooding in Rutherford Co.

Dozens of roads closed
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Posted at 3:38 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 20:02:29-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Drivers struggled to navigate the roads Wednesday when heavy rains caused flooding throughout Rutherford County. A home health nurse even had trouble reaching a patient because of closed high water.

"It is terrible. I was just trying to get to a patient and I can't get to them cause the road is flooded," she said. "Some of it was just standing water, but others was rushing like this; so it's scary."

The nurse told NewsChannel 5 she was traveling from Murfreesboro to Bell Buckle. It's unclear if she was able to find a way around the water to reach her patient.

At that point, a total of 18 roads were closed throughout the county. It has since grown to more than two dozen.

The RCEMS Special Ops team has continued to update residents through social media as roads are cleared.