LOCAL ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
In every situation DO NOT MOVE/OR DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES – they are placed there for your safety. DO NOT drive through areas closed to traffic due to flooding – Turn around, don’t drown.
A Flood Watch remains in effect through late Thursday as multiple rounds of heavy rainfall will continue to affect our area. The surface soil conditions are already saturated and much of that rainfall will run off quickly – filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams will also continue to rise due to excessive rainfall locally, and across upstream river basins.
Total rain amounts since Sunday are already between two and six inches across the region – and an additional one to three inches of rain is still possible over the watch area through Friday morning.
Here at WEIS Radio we’ve measured a total of 7.26 inches of rain over the last six days.
The Weiss Lake level is currently 565’ 2” – which is 1’ 2” above full pool
Motorists should exercise caution during this type weather – watch for ponding, excessive run-off and water standing on the edge of the roadways. Also be aware that debris may be on the roads from the fast-running water – that includes small to medium-sized rocks, tree limbs and even downed trees. Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going safely.
A small portion of County Road 144 in Cedar Bluff, between County Road 553 and Highway 68.
We’ve also had reports of water being across the roadway on a portion of County Road 535, off of Highway 75 in Cedar Bluff.