Heavy storms, flooding hit Middle Tennessee

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Heavy downpours, flooding and tornado warnings hit Middle Tennesse Wednesday night with flooding expected to continue into Thursday.  

The National Weather Service reported flash flooding and roads closed in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Waverly, and East Nashville. 

A Flash Flood Warning has been extended for Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson counties until 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

Fire departments across the area responded to dozens of flooding rescue calls across Middle Tennessee. 

Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department reports one person is dead after being swept away in floodwaters in the Pond Creek area. 

PHOTOS: Storm damage in Middle Tennessee

Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management reported flooding and rescues at these locations: 

  • Driftwood St. and Hermitage Ave. 
  • George L. Davis and Nelson Merry St. 
  • Craighead and Bransford St. 
  • Lynnwood Blvd at Harding Pike.  

Road closures were reported in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet:

  • Hwy.231 S. closed near Lebanon Square
  • Woodridge Place near Golden Bear Gateway
  • W. Divison St. near Mt. Juliet Elementary
  • Old Lebanon Dirt Rd. near Page Dr.
  • Cedar Dr. behind Valley Ctr.
  • Due West Dr. near Hillview Dr.
  • York Rd. near Lebanon Rd.
  • Maricourt St. near Colfax Ct.
  • Mays Chapel Rd and Benders Ferry Rd. in Mt. Juliet
  • Old Rome Pike and Goshen Rd. in Lebanon
  • Crowell Lane between Leevile and Tuckers Gap, Lebanon
  • Quarry Rd., Mt. Juliet. Multiple vehicles stalled in flooding
  • Central Pike and Chandler Rd., Mt. Juliet
  • Cairo Bend Rd. 

Damage and high water reports are coming from points all throughout Middle Tennessee.

Here’s what we’ve heard from News 2 viewers:

-Flooding in Milton in Rutherford County. Rod Young believes a tornado came near his home on Halls Hill Pike, uprooting trees and possibly destroying a barn. He says it took the roof off a garage and knocked out the power.

-Backyard flooding reported in Smyrna from Tara Fleming

-In Nashville, Crystal Hooper reports street flooding at George L. Davis Blvd and Church St.  

-Viewer  Joey Phelps reports roads are starting to flood in Woodbury, Cannon County.

-Storm spotters report damage in Auburntown in Rutherford County.  A carport there was destroyed and there is roof damage to a double-wide home. There is debris reported near W. Trimble Rd. and Halls Hill Pike. 

-On Twitter Kristin Fowler showed a video (attached above) of flooding near the Exxon on Charlotte Avenue near I-40. She said it was “totally impossible to see or navigate around because of traffic.”

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