Several Roads Flooded In Sumner County

Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 11:45:33-04

Sumner County was one of the hardest hit areas as heavy rains and thunderstorms moved through Middle Tennessee.

The water has receded a bit in the Bethpage area since torrential rains began to fall overnight. 

NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said some areas along the Tennessee-Kentucky border have seen as much as 6-inches of rain.

At one point, several roads and bridges were were impassable, forcing many drivers to turn around and find an alternate route. 

Creeks have also risen significant in some areas.

An entire neighborhood in Gallatin has been evacuated due to rising waters.

Ponding continues to be a problem for motorists throughout the area. If you have to venture out this morning, use caution and allow yourself plenty of time.

An Areal Flood Warning has been issued for several counties in Middle Tennessee - meaning flooding occurs more gradually over several hours from prolonged rainfall. Click here to see all weather alerts.