Weather Alert: Flooding Roads & Travel Advisory
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The continuous and heavy rains are causing flooding through Robertson County. Roadways and bridges are starting to become impassable at this time.
The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency’s swift-water rescue team is on standby if you become trapped.
We currently have reports of flooding on Kinney’s Rd, Fulton Rd, Abedinego Rd, Martins Chapel, Lipscomb Ln, Mt Zion Rd and Memorial Blvd in Springfield between 8th and Central. Also, reports that Woods Rd in Coopertown, Reeder School Rd and Mt. Sharon Road in Greenbrier are impassible at this time.
This weather is expected to stay with throughout the day and into the evening.
Robertson County Schools closed two hours early due to the heavy rain.
Robertson County is under a flash flood watch until midnight:
Flash flood watch remains in effect until midnight CST tonight according to the Nashville – TN, US, National Weather Service. The flash flood watch continues for * a portion of middle Tennessee, including the following areas: Robertson, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Davidson, De Kalb, Dickson, Fentress, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, macon, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, rutherford, smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties until midnight CST tonight.
An additional 1-3 inches is possible for areas that received 2-3 inches last night. The main areas of concern are along and north of I-40, however others in the watch could see localized flooding by this evening, as well. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
Additional heavy rain expected this afternoon and tonight. Several places across northern middle TN received 2-3 inches of rainfall last night and with multiple rounds of heavy rain still expected across these same areas this afternoon and evening, a flash flood watch has become necessary. 1-3 inches is expected across the middle TN this afternoon and evening, including the same areas as last night.
Motorists are advised to limit travel if possible until the weather improves. If you do become trapped by rising water call 911.
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“There could be concerns that some area roadways, especially secondary ones, at particular locations could be covered with unknown depth of water. We have a saying here at the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Nashville concerning this: When Flooded Turn Around Don’t Drown. It is very important to remember that to never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road! The road may have collapsed under that water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters!”
If you live in a flood prone area, get prepared now with flood safety tips at www.weather.gov/safety/flood.
*To help assist others in your area, post your flooding photos, street names and info in comments.
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