Swollen waterways wash out bridges, roadways in Rutherford Co.

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Swollen rivers and creeks washed out bridges and roadways in Rutherford County Wednesday.

Kedron Church Road in Smyrna was blocked with yellow “Sherriff’s Line” tape as the Rocky Fork Creek overflowed its banks and rushed across the roadway.

Less than a mile away, Poplar Woods Road was blocked by a Smyrna Police Officer. A foot of water pooled on the road, making it impassable to drivers.

Smyrna Police was alerted to the problem by Rutherford County Schools. Stewarts Creek Elementary, Middle and High Schools are nearby and bus drivers reported flooding on the road, according to Smyrna Police.

In Murfreesboro, the usual areas were flooded due to excessive rain. County Farm and Elam Roads remained closed into the afternoon, as part of the Middle Fork Stones River rushed over portions of those roads. 

Murfreesboro activated its Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning allowing for “more rapid deployment of resources,” if needed because of expected continual flooding. 

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