Flooding across Mid-State prompts school, roadway closures - WKRN News 2

Flooding across Mid-State prompts school, roadway closures Monday

Posted: Updated: April 29, 2013 06:25 AM
Old Harding Pike in Bellevue, TN Old Harding Pike in Bellevue, TN
Old Harding Pike in Bellevue, TN Old Harding Pike in Bellevue, TN
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

Heavy rains turned into flooding for many Tennessee residents over the weekend, prompting school and roadway closures.

The high waters have prompted Houston and Stewart Counties schools, as well as FC Boyd Christian School to close.

Flood advisories continue for the Cumberland River, Stones River, Buffalo River, and Harpeth River including:

Cumberland River at Dover affecting Stewart County
Cumberland River at Omohundro Water Plant affecting Davidson County
Stones River near Donelson affecting Davidson County
Buffalo River near Lobelville affecting Perry County
Harpeth River at Bellevue affecting Davidson and Williamson counties
Harpeth River at Franklin affecting Williamson County
Harpeth River below Franklin affecting Williamson County

Traffic is expected to be slow in parts of west Nashville Monday due to area flooding.

A portion of Old Harding Pike at Morton Mill Road is closed near the Harpeth River and sections of the Harpeth Valley Golf Center are reportedly underwater.

Crews spent the weekend rescuing people from their vehicles due to high water.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department closed McGregor Park, Liberty Park, Trice Landing Park and Billy Dunlop Park because of area flooding.

The Parks and Recreation Department will advise when the parks are ready to reopen.
Flood waters have receded in most areas but the water has left behind debris on roadways.

Runoff from Saturday's heavy rains continued to cause high river levels across Middle Tennessee.

Most of the smaller creeks and rivers will crest Monday, but expected portions of the Cumberland River and Buffalo River will remain high throughout Monday night.

A flood warning has been issued for the Duck River at Centerville affecting Hickman County.

Runoff from the heavy rainfall continues to move through the Duck River and levels at Centerville continue to rise.

The river is expected to crest Monday night then subside Tuesday night.

For an updated forecast click here.

For up to date school closings click here.

 

Previous Stories:

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.