Flooding reported across Middle TN; Over 20 rescues conducted in Nashville
Posted September 1
NASHVILLE, TN — Flooding is affecting many different parts of the Midstate, including Davidson County.
According to Metro's Office of Emergency Management, some parts of the greater Nashville area received as much as 8.88 inches of rain within a 24-hour period.
News 4 Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren predicts the Midstate could still get an additional half inch or inch of rain throughout the day on Friday. The areas north of Interstate 40 are expected to get more rain. The areas along the Tennessee-Kentucky border could get 2 to 4 more inches of rain.
Metro officials say most watersheds are returning to normal levels, with the exception of Whites Creek, which remains at a moderate flood stage. Officials are also concerned about Browns Creek and Richland Creek.
A voluntary evacuation area was established on West Hamilton Avenue, which is along Whites Creek.
NES reports approximately 12,000 customers were experiencing power outage during the peak of the storm. Around 1,000 customers are still without power.
The Nashville Fire Department said there have not been any reports of injuries, deaths or missing persons.
According to Nashville Deputy Fire Director William Swann, 20 to 25 rescues were conducted overnight. Around 40 people were moved out of their homes to a shelter.
Several residents along the 1700 block of Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard and Lewis Street asked for help overnight.
At least 15 homes along Monticello Avenue, which is near Dry Creek in Goodlettsville, were evacuated.
A News 4 viewer sent several photos and videos of flooding at the Grand Ole RV Resort in Goodlettsville. It's not clear how many people had to evacuate the area.
A photographer for News 4 helped a couple who was stuck in their car in floodwater near the intersection of 10th Avenue North and Herman Street in north Nashville.
A Red Cross shelter has been established at the First Baptist Church of Joelton at 7140 Whites Creek Pike. Service pets are allowed.
Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed on Friday because of the weather conditions and flooding. All of Friday night's football games have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
Crews with Metro Nashville Public Works have been responding to calls of downed trees across the county.
Below is a list of closed roads in Nashville, according to the NERVE website:
Nolensville Road (Haywood Lane to Providence Heights)
Old Hickory Boulevard (Cane Ridge Road to Whittemore Lane)
Overton Lea Road (Lealand Lane to Tyne Boulevard)
Woodmont Boulevard (Woodmont Hall Place to Valley Forge)
Briggs Avenue (Old Hickory Boulevard to Hewlett Drive)
The LST-325, a decommissioned World War II ship visiting Nashville, has had to move positions along the Cumberland River and will not be open to visitors on Friday. The ship hopes to reopen by Saturday.
Interstate 24 is shut down in both directions at the exit for Monteagle. Eastbound traffic is being diverted off Exit 134. Westbound traffic is being diverted at Exit 135.
Officials say 23 roads are closed due to flooding. Three roads are completely washed out.
Several trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds in Clarksville overnight.
Emergency management officials said Clarksville received between 6 to 7.5 inches of rain. The heavy rain caused flash flooding along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.
The Red River, at 37.6 feet, is already above flood stage. High water is threatening buildings in low areas near Kraft and College streets, which are near the Red River.
Electricity has been restored to over 500 customers. All gas, water and sewer systems are operating normally.
The following areas are closed:
Mason Rudolph golf course
Billy Dunlop Park
Barbara Johnson Park
Robert Clark Park
Sherwood Forest Park
Coy Lacy Park
Trice Landing Park
Crow Recreation Center
A sinkhole has formed on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East near the exit for Rossview Road. TDOT crews are working to repair the issue. Two lanes remain open at this time. Officials say it may take several days to repair.
County officials said another sinkhole is affecting the 600 block of Vaughn Road.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools are closed Friday. Twelve-month employees are being asked to report to work. Employees who cannot get to work are asked to contact their supervisor.
Crews responded to several swift water rescues calls starting at 12:45 a.m. Friday.
Flooding has specifically been reported in both Millersville and Goodlettsville.
Three water rescues were conducted in Millersville Friday morning. Two campgrounds in Millersville were also evacuated.
The heavy rain caused a mudslide on the 600 block of Flat Ridge Road off Tyree Springs Road on Friday morning. No homeowners were affected. Crews are hoping to be able to reopen the road within the next few hours.
Below is a list of roads that are having issues in the area:
Williamson Road - High water
Tyree Springs Road & Flat Ridge Road - Roads closed after landslide
Penny Morris Road & Hollis Chapel Road (Portland/White House) - High water
Roads in Brentwood are said to be open and mostly passable.
In Franklin, Lewisburg Pike is closed between Thompson Alley and Eastern Flank Circle. The shoulders are washed out and guardrail and road repairs are needed. Work cannot begin until water levels recede. Traffic is being detoured via Mark Hatcher to Columbia Avenue.
The Fairview Police Department has released this information about road closures in the area:
Chester Road & Birch Bark Drive - CLOSED
7300-7400 block of Horn Tavern Road - CLOSED
Sleepy Hollow Road - Passable, but use caution
Glenhaven Drive - Passable, but use caution
7700 block of Cumberland Drive - Passable, but use caution
The non-emergency phone number for Fairview Police Dispatch is 615-799-2435. If you have a life threatening emergency, call 911.