Widespread flooding hits Robertson, Sumner Counties

Posted at 3:39 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 09:12:25-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Flood waters began to cover roads in the mid-state Monday afternoon.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Macon, Robertson and Sumner counties until 6:45 p.m. as well as Christian and Trigg counties until 9:45 p.m.

Storm 5 Alert: Cold front bringing a few storms to Middle Tennessee this afternoon

In Robertson County, Emergency Management Agency’s officials told Smokey Barn News that reports of flooding have been made on the following roads: Kinney’s Road, Fulton Road, Abedinego Road, Martins Chapel, Lipscomb Lane, Mt. Zion Rd and Memorial Boulevard in Springfield between Eighth and Central. Reports also stated that Woods Road in Coopertown, Reeder School Road and Mt. Sharon Road in Greenbrier were impassible.

A woman was rescued after being swept away in her vehicle while trying to get across a flooded road near Cross Plains. Sources told NewsChannel 5 the woman got out safely but the car was stuck in the high water.

The Robertson County Fairgrounds parking lot in Springfield was flooded as the creek nearby rose out of its banks. City officials also said the Springfield Greenway would be closed until further notice.

Viewer, Robby Frasier, sent NewsChannel 5 a video of Hallum Sulphur Fork Creek and PeytonBranch where the water was over the road.

Christie Keith sent this picture from Portland.

Mackenzie Parker sent in this picture of Worsham Springs Road and Old Greenbrier Pike completely impassable.

Dickson County officials say the following roads were closed due to reported flood waters: Starks Road, Soules Chapel Road at Freeman Loop, New Dry Hollow Road, Center Point Road at Pucket Road, Bear Creek Road, Swift Road and Bell Hollow Road.