March 5, 2024


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Flooding will cause highway closures, mudslides in area motorists requested to vacation with caution | WJHL

TRI-Metropolitan areas, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) — Subsequent yesterday’s severe weather conditions and hail storms, Sunday’s rain has resulted in flooding during the area.

Mark Nagi with the Tennessee Office of Transportation warned drivers to travel with protection as the flooding continues into the afternoon Sunday.

The region’s highway ailments

We reached out to location dispatch facilities to collect stories of street situations in the region.

Northeast Tennessee

Greene County

Many streets are shut in the county, like the subsequent: Poplar Springs Road, Shackleford Road, Carpenter’s Chapel Highway, Pottertown Road, Fairfield Street, Crumley Highway, Marvin Road, Wisecarver Highway, the Iron Bridge aspect of Gilbreath Mill Highway and Oakdale Generate.

The county’s freeway office is operating the closures to distinct roadways.

Sullivan County

Dispatch warns motorists to use warning at the lower close of the county. Roads are flooded close to Reservoir Street. No roads have been closed.

Carter County

There are no road closures, but drivers are questioned to use warning in the Sian Street region. The highway office carries on to shift drinking water out of the road to crystal clear the roadways.

Johnson County

Dispatch explained numerous streets are flooded because of to being in a rural space. A mudslide was claimed on the 4800 block of Roan Creek (Freeway 167). TDOT is responding to support the highway office with clearing it.

UPDATE: Johnson County EMA Director Jason Blevins explained to us the mudslide has given that been cleared.

Photo: Jason Blevins, Johnson County EMA

Hawkins County

The Hawkins County Emergency Administration Company noted many street closures in the course of the county on Sunday thanks to flooding and inclement weather.

Bristol, Tennessee

Campgrounds at Bristol Motor Speedway have flooded, prompting BMS to give other campsites for individuals who had to shift due to the climate.

Southwest Virginia


There are several reported street closures, in accordance to the Abingdon, Virginia Law enforcement Division.

Highway closures contain the 300 block of East Primary Avenue, Tunnel Avenue from Old Saltworks Street and Deadmore Street NE that connects Major Road and Valley Avenue.

Abingdon Community Works Director John Dew stated the roadways will reopen as ailments enable.

“Roads will open up as circumstances enable dependent on more rainfall,” Dew mentioned. “Forecast is favorable later on today. Tunnel Road would very likely open up faster than other people.”

Lee County

Lee County dispatch noted two street closures in the county, including Freeway 421 going into Pennington and Ocoonita Street at Lee High College.

Buchanan County

The Knox Creek Hearth Department warned neighborhood associates of mudslides and flooded roadways on Sunday afternoon.

In accordance to the office, this is especially in the Guesses Fork and coon Branch sections of Hurley, Virginia, as nicely as the Council/Davenport, Huge Rocks, Breaks and the Greenbireier section of Prater.

KCFD suggests people today stay away from touring if probable.

We are continuing to collect additional details and will update with street and flooding reviews in the location as we acquire them.

Viewers in the Tri-Cities area have despatched us photographs exhibiting the diverse areas of flooding.

Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzopf suggests flood warnings have been extended until finally early Sunday afternoon.

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Tennesseans who want aid with cleansing up next the storms and flooding can phone the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 833-904-1085.