MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — With steady rain falling across the mid-state, high waters have closed several roads in Murfreesboro and throughout Rutherford County. Fire and Rescue and police are now asking all Rutherford county residents to stay off the roads if at all possible.
From the Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Facebook page:
"As of 11:30 am Feb 23, RCFR is advising residents to stay off the roads if at all possible. Many more roads are being impacted by water and it is expected to get worse. These areas are extremely hazardous/impassable- please avoid: Sulphur Springs, Armstrong Valley, Franklin Rd/Hwy 96 west towards Franklin, Royal Glen subdivision, Shores Rd, County Farm and Miller Rd. Other roads are affected also- update coming shortly."
Friday was the second day of flooding in this week. More than two dozen roads were closed Wednesday afternoon in the first round of rain.
Rutherford County Schools were closed Friday in anticipation of flooding.
The Rutherford County EMS Special Ops team is continually updating their list of road closures.
Roads closed are:
· Seminary Road and Bluegrass Road.
· Alford Road.
· The lower side of Nices Mill.
· Rains Road and Withers Road.
· Allen Road and Leanna Road.
· Puckett Road and Shores Road.
· Crescent Road at U.S. Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway).
· Versailles Road and Link Road.
· Sulphur Springs at Florence Road, Shacklett Road and Buckeye Bottom Road.
· Shoemaker Road.
· Shores Road near state Route 840 (Water is about 12- to 14-inches deep).
· The 1943 block of Kingwood Drive.
· Powells Chapel Road at Trout and Bill France Road.
· Stones River slab.
· Rucker Road and Crabapple Lane.
· South Rucker Road.
· Wayside Road and Sledge Road.
· Poplarwood Road at Seminary Road.
Roads with high water that are considered impassable include:
· The 1660-block of Armstrong Valley Road.
Sheriff’s deputies are searching for any closed roads. Check here for updates.