Motorist Ignores "High Water Warning" 7AM Saturday

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A Murfreesboro motorist ignored the "high water" warning signs on Sulphur Springs Road around 7:00 o'clock Saturday (2/23/2019) morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue teams rushed to the scene and saved the day.

Chief Larry Farley noted, "This is the only rescue that we've made."

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue's Lisa Sloan told WGNS,"A car drove through the barricade at Sulphur Springs Road and West Buckeye Bottom. One passenger was safely removed from the water and cared for on scene."


Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Captain John Ingle, head of Water Rescue Operations, advised, "Do not risk your life and the lives of our emergency responders by ignoring barricades and blocked roads. Conditions are dangerous and will only get more so as the day progresses."

In addition, WGNS thanks the other emergency response groups that assisted: Rutherford County Sheriffs Office, Rutherford County Special Operations, Ruthrford County Emergency Management Agency.


A flash flood WARNING is in effect until 1:00PM today (Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019).

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