Tri-state area awash with flooding problems

Tri-state area awash with flooding problems

May 5th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Camp Jordan Parkway road was closed Sunday because of flooding from weekend rain. Creeks and streams overflowed around the tri-state region Sunday and flooding is expected to continue.

Photo by Connor Choate /Times Free Press.

Sterling Road off Boy Scout Road in Hixson (Source: Viewer submitted)

Sterling Road off Boy Scout Road in Hixson...

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

ROAD CLOSURES

Hamilton County: Shoal Creek Road; 1500 block of May Road; 1500 block of Roberson Road; 9400 block of Lovell Road; 3900 block of the W Road; 800 and 1000 blocks of Boy Scout Road and 1200 block of Lower Mill Road.

Marion County: Ladds Road and Major Road

Catoosa County: Wooton, Mack Smith and Old Mill Roads

Dade County: Creek and Mason Roads, Sells Lane and Sulfur Springs Gap

Murray County: Loughridge, Bagley and Norton Bridge Roads

Source: Area police dispatchers

COUNTIES UNDER FLOOD WARNINGS

Tennessee

Hamilton

Bledsoe

Sequatchie

Marion

Georgia

Dade

Catoosa

Whitfield

Murray

Chattooga

Alabama

Jackson

Source: WRCB-TV Channel 3 meteorologist Nick Austin

More than 4 inches of rain so far this weekend has left roads awash and streams spilling from their banks.

As of about 9 p.m. Sunday, 4.29 inches of rain was measured at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, said WRCB-TV Channel 3 meteorologist Nick Austin.

The year's to-date total of 31.77 inches is more than a foot higher than the previous total, he said.

Here's a list of areas where problems have been reported.