PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Flash Flood Warning has been cancelled in Putnam County, according to the Emergency Management Agency after a dam failed Friday afternoon.

Putnam County EMA said there are no additional impacts expected for the county, but Industrial Drive remained closed to through traffic while crews worked in the area.

Flash flooding became possible Friday evening in areas below Perdue Farms in southeast Putnam County and northeast White County after an earthing dam failed.

Putnam County Emergency Management Director Tyler Smith said about 20 feet of water drained out of a 17-acre lake located around Perdue Farms and that water was running toward US 70 in Monterey.

Putnam County dispatch reported the failure around 5:47 p.m. The Flash Flood Warning was lifted as of 9:00 p.m.

Putnam County Dam Failure - 4/3/2020
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County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the majority of the water should disperse before getting into White County.

“Northern White County should be alert for rapid rise in the water level but luckily we should not have to expect a destructive wall of water coming through,” Robinson posted on Facebook Friday evening. “Please be alert if you are or know someone that is on the Calfkiller.”