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Heavy rain Tuesday leads to flood advisories

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Flood advisories were issued by the National Weather Service overnight Tuesday for a few local areas.

The advisories said heavy rainfall that moved across the area Tuesday caused the water level to elevate, specifically for the Harpeth River in Bellevue, Whites Creek in Bordeaux and Mill Creek near Nolensville.

TheHarpeth River in Bellevue, affecting both Davidson and Williamson counties, remains under advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials stated the water lever is above action stage, and will remain there through the day.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, the river reached 14.4 feet.  Flood stage is 20 feet, and the water is expected to rise to 15.7 feet by early afternoon.

An earlier advisory around Midnight stated Whites Creek reached 16.2 feet.  Flood stage is at 18 feet.

The advisory noted at 13 feet, water inundates the backyards of homes along Hamilton Avenue, and at 17 feet water begins approaching the foundation of those homes. Then at 18 feet, water floods the homes themselves.

Mill Creek in Nolesnville also reached higher-than-average levels, reaching 12.1 feet at Midnight.  Flood stage is 13 feet.

At 12 feet, water begins inundating low lying areas along the creek, including property near Bell Road and Blue Hole Road, as well as the athletic fields at Lighthouse Christian School.

Water levels in both creeks, however, decreased by 4:15 a.m. for the advisories to be cancelled.

To view the latest weather alerts and advisories, visit wkrn.com/weather.

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