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Flooding prompts multiple water rescues across Middle TN

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Crews responded to rescue a father and child who were trapped in a car in Murfreesboro. (Source: Rutherford County Fire & Rescue) Crews responded to rescue a father and child who were trapped in a car in Murfreesboro. (Source: Rutherford County Fire & Rescue)
Widespread flash flooding happened along Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne. (WSMV) Widespread flash flooding happened along Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne. (WSMV)
The front yard of a home on George Chaney Road floods in La Vergne. (WSMV) The front yard of a home on George Chaney Road floods in La Vergne. (WSMV)
Flooding is being reported across Nashville, including this portion of Bell Road. (WSMV) Flooding is being reported across Nashville, including this portion of Bell Road. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Flooding caused damage all across Middle Tennessee, especially in Nashville and La Vergne, as severe storms moved through overnight and into Tuesday morning.

News 4 learned about at least two water rescues that happened in Nashville.

In Bellevue, two people drove into flooded waters around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Firefighters rescued the people from the car at the intersection of Old Harding Pike and Bellevue Road. No one was injured.

In the Cane Ridge area, a man got stuck in his car at the intersection of Bluff Road and Nolensville Pike. He was able to get out of his car and walk over to officials.

Schools in Cheatham, DeKalb and Rutherford counties were closed because the flooding made some roads impassable. The school districts will be open on Wednesday.

In Rutheford County, first responders were called out to several water rescues. One rescue happened on Cainsville Pike. On Sulphur Springs Road, a father and his 18-month-old child were trapped in their vehicle. They were both rescued, along with a 16-year-old who was struggling in the water.

Officials with Rutherford County Schools said the county received at least 7 inches of rain.

Flooding closed multiple roads in Rutherford County, including:

  • Vaught Road
  • Claude Jones Road at J.D. Todd Road
  • Rockdale Fellowship Road at North Lamar Road
  • Shacklett Road at Sulphur Springs Road
  • East Jefferson Road at Barrett’s Ridge Road
  • Blue Ridge Road
  • Sulphur Springs at Buckeye Road

Roads with high water include:

  • J.D. Todd Road at Old Lebanon Road
  • Cascade Falls Road at J.D. Todd Road
  • Lassiter Road at Baker Road
  • Floods are also surrounding houses on Blue Ridge Road

This video from a News 4 viewer shows the flooding on J.D. Todd Road in Rutherford County:

La Vergne was affected by flash flooding in many different spots, causing multiple roads to close. Anyone who has been displaced can go to the city's multipurpose building next to the police station on Murfreesboro Road.

Several streets in Smyrna were flooded. Police officers and other city employees redirected traffic and set up barricades.

Officials reported high water on the following roads in Smyrna:

  • Nissan Drive/Lake Farm Road
  • Highland/Rock Springs Road
  • West Enon Springs/Mason Tucker
  • Hazelwood/Smyrna Middle School
  • Chicken Pike
  • Mason Tucker Drive/Vernon Traylor Drive
  • Blair Road/Rock Springs Road

If flood waters impacted your property, be aware of scammers looking to take advantage.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance shared tips on how to select a reputable contractor and report price gouging. Click here for more information.

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