Heavy rains cause flooded roads, stranded drivers

Feb 06, 2020 at 10:33 am by Lisa Marchesoni


Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies rescued several drivers who drove around barriers and stalled their vehicles.

Deputy Nikolas Madore waded into almost waist-high water to rescue a driver on Sulphur Springs Road near West Buckeye Bottom Road this morning.

The driver was cited for failure to exercise due care, driving around a barricade and failure to abide by a traffic control device.

Please do not drive around tape or barricades for your safety and the safety of rescuers.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Nikolas Madore rescues a driver who drove around a barricade and stalled his car at Sulphur Springs Road and West Buckeye Bottom Road this morning.

Flooded roads closed this morning in Rutherford County are:

· 12000 block of Mt. Vernon Road near Eagleville

· Shoemaker Road and River Road near Eagleville.

· Sulphur Springs Road at Florence Road.

Passable roads with high water are:

· The 4700 block of Bass Road

· Cedar Grove Road at Johnson Road

Cpl. Kyle Frazier said fast-moving water rushed over Goochie Ford Road near Bivens Hill Road.

Previously reported closed roads are:

· Sulphur Springs Road at West Buckeye Road

· Sulphur Springs Road at Shacklett Road

· Shacklett Road at Walnut Road

· Powells Chapel Road at the slab

· Guy James Road at the slab

· Goochie Ford Road at the slab

· North Lassiter at Barker and Readyville Streets

· Mount Herman Road and Weeks Road

· Elam Mill Road at the slab

· County Farm Road at the slab

· Stones River Road at the slab

· Salem Highway at Mt. Vernon Road

· 1400 block of Greenwood Road

· Armstrong Valley Road at Yeargan Road

· 2500 block of Thompson Road

· Kedron Church Road and Rocky Fork Road

· Burnt Knob Road at Stewarts Creek Road


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