Harpeth River floods in Bellevue, Cheatham County - WKRN News 2

Harpeth River floods in Bellevue, Cheatham County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Harpeth River in Cheatham County crested above flood stage Tuesday morning, causing flooding in areas near Kingston Springs and in Bellevue, Davidson County.

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the river was at 25 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet.

The river was expected to rise to near 26 feet before beginning to recede Tuesday afternoon.

In Bellevue, a woman had to climb out of her car window after the vehicle became submerged on Newsom Station Road where the road crosses the Harpeth.

The location often floods and is the same the spot where Danny Tomlinson was swept away by flood waters during the flood of May 2010.

The Newsom Station bridge over the Harpeth is named in his honor.

Tuesday morning, the road was blocked by yellow caution tape but there weren't barricades set up when the driver tried to pass.  She told News 2 she didn't think the water was that deep.

Her car stalled about midway through and she had to crawl out her window.

She managed to walk to safety but told News 2 she was “scared to death.”

A tow truck pulled the vehicle from the flooded road. It’s likely totaled.

Also in Bellevue, an area hit hard by the May flood of 2010, the soccer fields off Coley Davis Road were underwater Tuesday morning.

Cheatham County remains under a flash flood warning through Tuesday evening as another round of rain and storms is expected ahead of a cold front.

Davidson and other counties are under a flash flood watch.

View the complete list of watches and warnings at wkrn.com/weatheralerts.  Check the latest forecast and weather conditions at wkrn.com/weather.
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