Parts of Lawrence County underwater after heavy storms - WSMV Channel 4

Parts of Lawrence County underwater after heavy storms

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LAWRENCEBURG, TN (WSMV) -

Heavy rains caused flooding throughout Lawrence County on Thursday.

In Summertown, high water from rivers and creeks nearly covered bridges. Overflow caused parts of Buffalo Road to shut down.

County crews worked on reopening more than a dozen roads between Ethridge and Summertown.

"They try to plan ahead if they know it," said Charlie Ray, a resident who lives off Buffalo Road. "If it kept raining, it would've been bad. Bad enough as it is."

Even where the water receded, drivers found themselves picking up debris in Buffalo and Buie roads.

Some neighbors, like Charles Foster, took matters into their own hands. Foster lives on Barnesville Road, which is already under construction. The nearly six inches of rain made it more difficult for him to leave his property.

"This isn't the only time it's overflowed here," Foster said. "It's the only time it's filled the yard."

Rangers at David Crockett State Park took precautions Thursday morning to protect visitors. They asked people to pull boats out of the water and relocate campers. Witnesses say Shoal Creek crested within two hours.

Some campers tell WSMV rangers asked them to evacuate. A huge tree fell down near the park's entrance, blocking a campsite walkway.

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