RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Roads in Rutherford County are currently closed due to flooding after heavy rains saturated the area Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies rescued several drivers who drove around barriers and stalled their vehicles, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Nikolas Madore waded into almost waist-high water to rescue a driver on Sulphur Springs Road near West Buckeye Bottom Road. The driver was cited for failure to exercise due care, driving around a barricade and failure to abide by a traffic control device.
The roads currently closed to traffic due to floodwaters include:
- 12000 block of Mt. Vernon Road near Eagleville
- Shoemaker Road and River Road near Eagleville
- Sulphur Springs Road at Florence Road.
Passable roads with high water are:
- The 4700 block of Bass Road
- Cedar Grove Road at Johnson Road
Previously closed roads include:
- Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road
- Shacklett Road at Walnut Road
- Powells Chapel Road at the slab
- Guy James Road at the slab
- Goochie Ford Road at the slab
- North Lassiter at Barker and Readyville Streets
- Mount Herman Road and Weeks Road
- Elam Mill Road at the slab
- County Farm Road at the slab
- Stones River Road at the slab
- Salem Highway at Mt. Vernon Road
- 1400 block of Greenwood Road
- Armstrong Valley Road at Yeargan Road
- 2500 block of Thompson Road
- Kedron Church Road and Rocky Fork Road
- Burnt Knob Road at Stewarts Creek Road
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is urging all drivers to refrain from driving through floodwaters and to seek alternate routes until further notice.