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Staff photo by Troy Stolt / A car drives through the rain on the Market Street Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

This story was updated at 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, with more information.

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida move through the Chattanooga region, heavy rainfall is expected to dump one to three inches of rain in the area.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Chattanooga from Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon. Roads will incur localized flooding as heavy rains persist and area creeks and rivers are overwhelmed.

A flood warning has also been issued for South Chickamauga Creek, where the flood stage will be reached overnight, cresting midday Wednesday. Road flooding is expected on Davidson Road near Gunbarrel Road, Lightfoot Mill Road and other low-lying areas near the creek, according to a city news release.

Drivers are encouraged to report flooded locations or trees down by calling the 311 Service Center at 423-643-6311 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or if after hours or on weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department non-emergency number at 423-698-2525.

The following locations in the Chattanooga area are closed or have limited access:

— Shallowford Road at Jenkins Road (westbound flooded)

— 2024 Dodson Ave. 

Confirmed reopened:

— 7534 Noah Reid Road

— Davidson Road at Gunbarrel

Drivers should obey any instructions from law enforcement, flaggers or traffic control devices in these areas and should not attempt to cross flooded roads.

— Compiled by Kim Sebring

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