List of Chattanooga area delays, closures following heavy rainfall

List of Chattanooga area delays, closures following heavy rainfall

Grundy County, Polk County schools to delay opening Friday

February 28th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Water bubbles up from a manhole cover on Sandswitch Road Thursday near the intersection of Boy Scout Road in Hixson.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

This story was updated March 1, 2018, at 10 p.m. with more information.

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LATEST UPDATE: Grundy County and Polk County schools will delay opening for two hours on Friday.


UPDATE: Hamilton County Schools will delay opening for two hours Thursday because of possible flooding and standing water on roads.

School-aged child care will open at the normal time today. 

Grundy County Schools and Bledsoe County Schools are closed Thursday.


ORIGINAL STORY: Steady and sometimes heavy rain Wednesday has triggered flood warnings to be issued for Hamilton and several surrounding counties, prompting a few area schools to delay opening Thursday.

As of 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Grundy County Schools in Tennessee and Dade County Schools in Georgia are delaying the opening of school two hours.

Dalton High School will be closed Thursday after a teacher allegedly fired a weapon Wednesday at school. All other Dalton schools will operate on a normal schedule.

Road Closures/Blockages

One lane or more are closed on: 5200 Hunter Rd.; Kenwood Dr. at Moore Rd.; Shallowford Rd. at Jenkins; Tunnel Blvd.; Cherwood Ln.

Road closures: 700 Mtn Creek Rd.; Davidson Rd. at Gunbarrel Rd; Cummings Hwy at I-24 ramp; Lower Mill Rd @ Sandswitch Rd

Flood Warning


  • Bledsoe County
  • Hamilton County
  • Marion County
  • Sequatchie County


  • Catoosa County
  • Dade County
  • Murray County
  • Whitfield County