As East Tennesseans made their daily commutes Tuesday, many ran into streets flooded from Monday's storms.
However, two Knoxville streets notorious for their tendency to flood had separate results.
Broadway, south of I-640 in North Knoxville, stayed dry around First Creek. In the past, that waterway flooded several times and Broadway became impassable. However, a $3 million project to control flooding along that area was completed by the city of Knoxville last year.
North Knoxville residents Ken and Kathleen Sherfick used to see flooding on their property before the project. However, they say the 40-foot-wide overflow area the city dug next to Broadway did its job.
"We had got up, [and] we watched it fill up water," Kathleen Sherfick said. "It was very dramatic."
But, drivers in West Knoxville drove to work this morning only to find Cross Park Drive, near Cedar Bluff, up to its old ways. Authorities closed the flooded street Tuesday so drivers would not attempt to cross it.
According to Knoxville driver Jennifer Bradley, the road has long been a trouble spot.
"I want to see the road fixed," she said. "I think it's crazy."
City of Knoxville Engineering Director James Hagerman said the city has plans to raise the road and expand drainage ditches in the area.
"Probably next spring, we'll start doing some construction and a lot of it will be underground," he said.
Hagerman told 10News, Cross Park Drive was developed without an adequate drainage system before Knoxville eventually annexed the area. He said a permanent fix will cost around $3 million. However, he said that cost could increase as the city is still in talks over how to deal with some underground utilities near the road.
Hagerman said once the project starts, it will likely take a year to finish.