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Flooding reported in some parts of East Tennessee

6:37 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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As heavy rain continues in parts of East Tennessee, some areas are reporting flooding.

Most of the area is under a Flood Watch, though no serious issues have been reported yet.

In Knox County, there are reports of high water on Crosspark Drive, 5th Avenue underpass near Hall of Fame, Sims Road near Avenue A, and the Inskip Ball field area.  E. Beeler Road off Emory Road is closed.  A teenage driver had to be rescued while trying to cross a flooded Prosser Rd. 

Monroe County dispatchers say there is some street flooding in the area of Old Athens Pike and Hwy 11, no evacuations.

From McMinn Co. Sheriff via Facebook: McMinn County is experiencing abnormal flooding with water standing in areas even before creeks rise, possibly due to over saturated ground. Use caution while driving, drive slow and watch for water flowing over roads and flooded ditches along the roadside.

From Sevierville PD via Twitter: Please use caution in the area of Trula Lawson on Eastgate Rd. due to standing water on the roadway.

From Cumberland Co. Sheriff via Facebook: The Sheriff reports that there is quite a bit of standing water on the roads on Lantana and Dunbar. Motorist should use caution on the roads.

From Scott County Sheriff via Facebook: Please BECAREFUL if you are driving today! Alot of standing water on the roads! Please reduce your speed! We would like for you to make it to your destination! Thanks! 

Scott County Schools were closed Wednesday due to downed trees.

From Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Twitter: Access to Newfound Gap from the Gatlinburg entrance in TN is closed to all vehicles due to flooding/debris. No thru traffic to NC



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