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

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


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