Motorists stranded, swept away during flooding in Stewart County

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STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Reports of flooded roadways kept first responders busy Wednesday night in Stewart County as severe storms rolled through Middle Tennessee.

Transportation Director for Stewart County Schools Eric Watkins shared a picture from the eastern part of the county showing a road covered with about three feet of water.

Emergency management officials said they responded to several calls related to flash flooding overnight.

In a couple of instances, cars drove into floodwaters and were either swept away or became stranded. Thankfully, there were no injuries but another reminder about not driving through flooded roadways.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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