Flooding Leaves Damage to Area Roads

Cannon County Emergency Management Agency issued a release overnight:

Cannon County had many inches of rain fall suddenly this evening with this severe storm system as it passed thru our area. If at all possible, please do not venture out in the morning if you do not absolutely have to. The County Road Dept, State Highway Dept and Woodbury Public Works is very busy, continuing into the morning over the next several days, cleaning up flood debris. Some roads are still not passable and many roads are barley passable tonight with large debris with streets and roads including, but not limited to; Doolittle Rd, Sunny Slope Rd, Locks Creek Rd, Hurricane Creek Rd, Sycamore Creek Rd, Big Hill Rd, Wilmouth Creek Rd, Gassaway Main St, Auburntown Rd, McBroom St and several other city streets, just to name a few. There is large debris on the roadways including large rocks and logs that are very unforgiving to your vehicles tires and under carriage…….So again, do not get out if you do not have too.

Cannon County Schools announced Wednesday night that they will be closed today due to flooding.

The latest update from the National Weather Service:

Light to moderate rain will continue to affect southeastern Middle Tennessee this morning. Some flooding of roads and other low lying areas will continue before waters recede later today.

Light rain is expected to redevelop this evening, then mix with and change to light snow tonight across Middle Tennessee. A dusting to a few tenths of an inch is possible, with up to 1 inch

on the Cumberland Plateau.

Several more waves of heavy rainfall are likely from Monday through Friday of next week, which could lead to additional significant flooding across the area.