Flooding Closes Roads

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Vaught Road (Readyville area) RCSO photo
10669 S Windrow Drive (RCFR photo)
(RCSO photo)
County Farm Rd. at slab (WGNS photo)
Goochie Ford Road near Bivens Hill Road (Photo by RCSO Cpl. Kyle Frazier)

There are numerous reports of flooding from heavy rains in Rutherford County. Many roads remain impassable.

FLOODING REPORTS

Murfreesboro

  • Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) responded to one rescue on Saddlebrook Dr. Firefighters helped the occupant get out of their vehicle. No boat was deployed. Water was up to the vehicle's doors.
  • MFRD also responded to St. Ives occupant was already out of their vehicle.
  • MFRD was called to 1700 Block of Franklin Road assist Rutherford County Fire Rescue, but the person was already out of the vehicle. MFRD was cleared from scene.
  • MFRD responded to lighting strikes at two homes. No fire, just minor damage where the lighting hit.
HIGH WATER WAS REPORTED AT THE FOLLOWING STREETS
  • 1123 Glaze Dr
  • Patriot Dr/Lascassas Pike
  • E Northfield Blvd @ N Tennessee Blvd
  • 1500-Blk N Highland Ave
  • Cherry Ln @ Admiral Nimitz Blvd
  • Saint Andrews Dr @ Genoa Dr
  • 5200-Blk Saint Ives Dr
  • Wilkinson Pike @ Greshampark Dr
  • S Church St @ Lansdan Dr

Smyrna, TN

  • Rock Springs at Blair Road, inbound

Rutherford County roads

  • Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies and Rutherford County Fire Rescue responded to a water rescue at 10669 S. Windrow Road. Three people and six dogs were rescued from the second story of the residence by boat. Rutherford Emergency Management Agency is currently working to find them a place to stay. No injuries. (see photo above)
  • Vaught Road (Readyville area) has water flowing over it.
  • There are reports of many stalled vehicles that have stranded in high waters. If there is water crossing roadways, do not attempt to travel on the road.
  • Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies rescued several drivers who drove around barriers and stalled their vehicles.
  • Deputy Nikolas Madore waded into almost waist-high water to rescue a driver on Sulphur Springs Road near West Buckeye Bottom Road this morning.
  • The driver was cited for failure to exercise due care, driving around a barricade and failure to abide by a traffic control device.
  • Please do not drive around tape or barricades for your safety and the safety of rescuers

Flooded roads closed this morning in Rutherford County are:

  • 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 on Thursday (2/6/2020):

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  • The 4700 block of Bass Road
  • Cedar Grove Road at Johnson Road

Previously reported closed roads are:

  • Sulphur Springs Road at West Buckeye Road
  • 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

Water Rescues In The County

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies have responded to numerous water rescues in the county. The majority involve vehicles which have driven into high water and stalled. A few incidents involved people having to be rescued from flooding homes. Water rescues occurred at the following locations:

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· Oldham Drive

· Burnt Knob Road.

· Christian Fosterville Road

· Givens Road

· Franklin Road

· Halls Hill Pike

· Flat Rock Road.

· Cainsville Pike and Lascassas Highway

· Mount Vernon Road

· Mt. Herman Road and Bradyville Pike.

· Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road.

Weather Service

The National Weather Service warns that small creeks and streams as well as city streets that have draining problems are now bringing water over roadways.

This is happening in MURFREESBORO, LEBANON, MCMINNVILLE, WOODBURY, SMYRNA, WATERTOWN, WALTERHILL, ALEXANDRIA, DOWELLTOWN, LIBERTY, AUBURNTOWN, CENTERTOWN, LASCASSAS, TUCKERS CROSSROADS, CEDARS OF LEBANON STATE PARK, ROCKVALE, BRADYVILLE, MILTON, GLADEVILLE AND READYVILLE.

If you come to water over roadways, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Please use your camera phone to take pictures of high water, stalled vehicles or crashes--please e-mail them to news@wgnsradio.com

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