PHOTOS: Flooding across Middle Tennessee

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Higgins, who is 3 months old, is a Southeastern Guide Dog in training and is not  a fan of this rain

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Jake the dog watching News4 Today

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Water rescue on Sulphur Springs Road in Rutherford County

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Water rescue on Sulphur Springs Road in Rutherford County

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Taken by News4 Director of Engineering George Randall near Harpeth River at 4 p.m. Saturday

News4 is checking in with officials across Middle Tennessee to find out what conditions are like as heavy rain continues to cause flooding in many areas.

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Rosa L. Parks Boulevard near the Farmers Market is closed after flooding.

Water has filled a parking garage on Rosa L. Parks.


Only four roads closed at this time, mostly in the Wartrace and Unionville areas.


Pond Creek Road is shut down at this time. No water rescues reported.


A water rescue is happening in the 1500 block of Hillsboro Viola Road near Highway 127. An elderly woman and a child are being rescued after water from an overflowing creek reached their trailer.

Shelter opens for flood evacuees in Coffee County


Dickson County officials are working several water rescues in the northern part of the county, mainly in the Cumberland Furnace area.

Charlotte police report Highway 48 is shut down with traffic being redirected at Highways 48/47 and Highway 48/Ridge Road/Steele Road.


One adult and three children were rescued from their home on Alf Harris Road overnight. A stream near the home was overflowing and is now almost inside the home. The Giles County Fire Department and rescue squad saved the group, who are all said to be OK.


Side streets near the Duck River are closed. Officials say no one has needed to be rescued, but they are keeping a close eye on the Duck River.

The Centerville River Park has flooded. The park is right along the Duck River and is next to two schools. The water is in the field there but is not threatening the schools at this time.


Several roads were reported closed in Houston County on Saturday night.
  • Lewis Branch Rd near Cooley Ford Rd
  • Bethany Rd near Hwy 49
  • East Front St and East Maple St in Erin
  • Hwy 231 near Humphreys County Line
  • Half Pone Rd near Harvey Rd


More than 100 low-lying bridges near creeks, streams and rivers have at least 1 inch of water over them. Mt. Arrat Road and Burline Lane are big problem areas.

Click here to follow updates from Lawrence County Fire & Rescue.


Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman has issued a state of emergency for the county.

The Elk River is expected to crest at 25 feet late Monday or early Tuesday with a longer duration.

No evacuation orders have been issued, but residents who live in low-lying areas should go ahead and relocate.

Crews have evacuated at least 10 homes in Fayetteville. The Elk River, Little Norris Creek and Norris Creek have risen out of their banks.


The City of Columbia has evacuated residents in the Riverside community because of rising flood waters.

Emergency personnel are asking residents on Third Avenue South to Riverside Drive to evacuate their homes due to extremely serious situation with rising flood waters from the Duck River.

The National Weather Service predicts the Duck River will reach 45 p.m. by 11 pm. Saturday.

“When flood waters reach this level from the Duck River, with it situated so close to the Riverside community, we expect to see flooding of homes and property from Third Avenue South to Riverside Drive therefore we are strongly encouraging our residents to evacuate the area immediately,” said Columbia Fire & Rescue Chief Ty Cobb.

The Columbia Armory Recreation and Fitness Center, located at 503 Carter St., will be the temporary location for any evacuees needing assistance with temporary housing.

The American Red Cross is preparing to open a shelter at West Seventh Street Church of Christ, located at 405 W. 7th St.

A News4 viewer sent in these photos of flooding along Terrapin Branch Road in Mt. Pleasant.


Crews were involved in several water rescues on Friday due to drivers crossing flooded roads. No injuries were reported.

Water is threatening several homes between Lewisburg and Chapel Hill due to Rock Creek and the Duck River. There about 15 roads that are currently impassible. Another 15 to 20 roads have water or debris on them.


No problems so far with the Cumberland River, which is swollen but not out of its banks yet. No water rescues or any people stranded from flooding.


The EMA director confirmed 10 people have been evacuated from Turkey Creek Church Road due to flooding. Small creeks that feed into Tims Ford Dam are overflowing in the area. There are 20 or more roads closed at this time.


Emergency Management reports Celina Highway (Highway 52) is closed from the traffic light in Livingston to the Clay County line. The road is open to residential and emergency traffic only.


Two cars were stuck in water on Cypress Creek Road near Teagues Gravel Road close to Blount Landing Road near the Cypress Creek Marina.

Lost Creek and Russel Creek areas both have water that is high and over some back roads.


No water rescues or evacuations reported overnight. No road closures at this time.


Murfreesboro’s Emergency Operations Center remains activated as more inclement and potentially dangerous weather is expected on Saturday evening.

 “Our main concern with the high winds anticipated for this evening is the possibility of falling trees and power lines due to the heavily saturated ground,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks.

The following roads in the city limits remain closed:

  • 600 Block of Bradyville Pike near Chelsey Place Pond
  • Armstrong Valley Road from Veterans Pkwy to Thompson Road and between Hwy 99 and Veterans Pkwy 
  • College Street at Railroad overpass
  • Cherry Lane at Siegel Park 
  • East Overall Creek at Old Salem Road 
  • St. Andrews from Hwy 99 to Veterans Pkwy 

With the west fork of the Stones River expected to peak higher than earlier in the week, first responders are working to notify residents in the cabins along West Main near Bridge Avenue. Other surrounding areas that are possibly at risk are Molloy Lane and the mobile home parks along the greenway off of West College.

The Parks and Recreation Department has closed all trailheads, greenways, and the Walter Hill Park until further notice. These sites are considered dangerous.

Several city departments have crews on standby for quick and efficient response to any emergencies.

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue reports Saint Andrews Drive between New Salem Highway and Veterans Parkway is closed.

Residents of Kimbro Woods and Belle Haven are urged not to attempt to use Saint Andrews to leave the subdivisions.

Flooding is threatening several homes in the Royal Glen subdivision. Click here for more information. 

Sheriff’s deputies are asking residents to please avoid putting yourselves in danger or anyone else in danger by staying away from flooded areas.

Roads closed are:

  • The lower side of Nice’s Mill Road
  • Seminary Road and Bluegrass
  • Mt. Vernon Road and New Salem Highway
  • Raines Street and Withers Road to Hardee Road.
  • Guy James Road at the bridge.
  • Alford Road
  • Old Nashville Hwy at the railroad tracks
  • Elam Road at the City Limits

Rutherford County Fire & Rescue performed a water rescue around 7 a.m. after a car drove through barricade at Sulphur Springs Road.


There have not been any water rescues or evacuations overnight, but many streets are closed.

  • Bellwood Landing - lake area
  • River Road - 190 to boat ramp
  • Cub Creek Road - 395 to 495
  • Commissary Hollow Road - 371 to boat ramp
  • Lee Hollow Road - 490 to 639
  • Wildcat Creek Road - 473 to county line
  • Frank Earhart Road - 345 to 524
  • Lewis Circle - 158 to 211
  • Cumberland City - Dougherty Street on Highway 233 to McCrackin Street


Crews have deployed to Madison Creek Road in the Goodlettsville area.

Several roads in Sumner County have been reported flooding in the Shackle Island area. Brinkly Branch Road, Sandy Valley Road and Hogan's Branch.


Water covers portions of state roads 181, 848 and 475 as well as several county roads.

High water is threatening a church and a couple of homes in Elkton.


Flooding reported around the Tennessee River in the Beechview area, which has overflowed out of its banks. No water rescues overnight, and no street closures.


Less than 10 roads have been closed due to flooding. No water rescues or evacuations overnight.

Impacted roads:

  • Third Avenue - Centennial and Fourth Avenue
  • West Harpeth - Hunter Rd
  • Boyd Mill Pike - Old Hillsboro Road / Blazer Road
  • Floyd Rd - Old Hillsboro Rd
  • Old Natchez Trace - Temple Rd / Lawrence Road
  • 2089 Kidd Road - Whitney Park Drive / Fann Road
  • W Harpeth Rd - Sedberry Rd / Hunter Road
  • 2084 Wilson Pike
  • Clovercroft Road - Bayhill Circle / Bayhill Circle
  • Moran Road - Boxwood Drive
  • Southall Rd - Old Hillsboro Rd
  • Del Rio Pike - Cotton Ln
  • Carl Rd- Southall Rd / Carters Creek Pike
  • 2084 Wilson Pike
  • 5150 Inman Branch Rd - Old Hwy 96
  • Trinity Rd - Arno Rd
  • Blazer Rd - Boxley Valley Rd
  • Patterson Rd - Horton Hwy /
  • Lewisburg Pike - Eastern Flank / Mack Hatcher
  • Horn Tavern - Lakewood Club Rd
  • Glennhaven Drive - Haven Court
  • Hwy 100 - Chester Road and Turnbull Creek
  • Dice Lampley - Northwest
  • Crowcut Road - Turnbull Creek Crossing
  • Northwest - Hwy 96 North
  • Cleveland Lane - Horn Tavern
  • Jones Lane - Hwy 100
  • Fernvale Road - Hwy 100

Facility/park closures:

  • Aspen Grove Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Eastern Flank Battlefield
  • Fieldstone Farms Tunnels
Heavy rain causes reported rock slide near Interstate 840


No water rescues or evacuations overnight. Some road closures going on. Officials will release a full list later today. Bluebird Road in Lebanon continues to be a problem area for flooding.

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