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Persistent rain leads to road closures, rising creeks and rivers

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A driver tried to cross the creek on Mapleview Street in Smyrna on Saturday, but got stuck. No one was hurt. (Source: Smyrna Police Department) A driver tried to cross the creek on Mapleview Street in Smyrna on Saturday, but got stuck. No one was hurt. (Source: Smyrna Police Department)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Heavy rain fell over the weekend, causing some issues for roads, creeks, and rivers.

Roads were closed in Wilson and Dickson counties. Officials were also watching to make sure water levels did not get too high for the Stones River in Donelson, Mill Creek near Woodbine, and the Harpeth River near Bellevue. 

Although there were no instances of major flooding, the persistent rain did cause trouble for some residents.

Dante Tremaye lives in Dickson. He says the flooding is caused by an old drainage pipe that cannot keep up with the heavy rainfall.

“[Fabric] Road closes every time it rains because it floods. Everything becomes oversaturated,” he said.

At least one vacant home was flooded.

The store Thomas Phillips runs with his wife was also damaged.

“Every time it rains, we get flooded,” said Phillips. “There's probably $20,000 to $25,000 of merchandise down there. I got two mowers down there with water up in the seat.”

In Smyrna, an SUV got stuck in the Harts Branch Creek. Smyrna police tweeted: "This motorist tried to cross the creek on Mapleview [Street] and the creek won!"

The driver and passenger were able to get out of the vehicle. Officers and crews on the scene worked to get the SUV moved when the conditions were safe.

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