(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) If you're out driving this afternoon or overnight, be aware that rising water is now covering some area roads. Remember the saying "TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN".
The high water is a result of too much water over a relative short period of time. Several snowfalls coupled with periods of rain have saturated the ground. Now another snowfall and more rain are creating flooding in some areas.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports swift water flowing across Elam Road in the Buchanan Community (picture above, photo made 1/16/2022 by Deputy John Wauchek).
Again, if water is covering a roadway, "TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN".