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Portions of the Duck River are a concern over next two days

Posted at 7:05 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 19:06:08-05

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — The threat of flooding remains high in Middle Tennessee over the next two days and areas south of Interstate 40 could see the worst of it.

In Maury County, Columbia police said they’re keeping a close eye on low-lying areas, including Riverside Drive along the Duck River -- that area is their greatest concern.

Right now, the Duck River is at minor flood stage but those levels are expected to reach moderate stage as more rain moves into the area.

Caution tape has been placed around the riverfront as water creeps closer to the road. Police said they have barriers ready to go if they need them.

A little further west in Hickman County, portions of Centerville Riverfront Park are under water. The National Weather Service said the area has a high risk for flooding on Friday and Saturday.

County officials have urged residents in low-lying areas to put their belongings high on shelves to help prevent damage.

Residents in flood-prone areas should have an evacuation plan just in case they have to move to higher ground.

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