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More rain leads to flooded, impassable roads in Middle Tennessee

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Posted at 3:42 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 12:00:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Another round of heavy rain has prompted a Flash Flood Watch for most of the area until Wednesday afternoon.

Metro Nashville police dispatch confirmed that ponding has already been reported along Interstate 24, between mile markers 55-57. Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, eastbound lanes were briefly closed after a multiple vehicle-crash.

So far, no major issues have been reported in the Metro area, but Metro police said crews are on standby in the event flooding occurs.

Metro Nashville, along with Williamson and Rutherford counties all have websites showing the latest road closings. Click on the highlighted links to view each one.

A Flood Warning was briefly issued this morning for Mill Creek near Nolensville, but that warning has since been canceled.

Further south, Flash Flood Warnings were issued for Hardin, Lawrence and Wayne counties. Click here to view all weather alerts.

Widespread flash flooding has been reported in the northern half of Lawrence County. Reports from the National Weather Service indicate that numerous roads and low water bridges were impassible.

This round of heavy rain comes after flash flooding occurred this past weekend, prompting water rescues across the area. At least seven people have died as a result of the flooding, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).