County Schools Closing Due To Flooding; Numerous Roads Flooded Or Experiencing Standing Water

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Due to heavy rain and flooding in the county and rain expected during the afternoon, Hamilton County schools are closing immediately. Buses will run within the next hour. Parents may pick up their children at any time. After school care is canceled but employees will take care of children until they can be picked up by parents. Heavy flooding, especially in the north part of the county around schools is expected to be a bigger problem later on Wednesday. The biggest issues around schools are in the Soddy Daisy area. 

Public safety officials are reporting several trees across roads which may cause some buses to be rerouted.  The one extra hour will provide daylight to make the trip to school safer for buses and young student drivers, officials said.  Bus routes ran one hour later than normal today. 

A Flash Flood Warning was extended until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is reporting that due to the heavy rains over the last 24 hours, almost all local low lying roads in Hamilton County are experiencing some form of water over the roadway. 

Deputies are also reporting that numerous trees are down blocking several roadways. 

The areas that have been affected the worst with trees down and water over the roadway are as follows:

8700 Block Hixson Pk. Tree down Hamilton Co

Hixson Pk./Warwickshire Dr. Tree down Hamilton Co 

9200 Hixson Pk. Flooding Hamilton Co 

Boy Scout/Echo Glen Flooding Hamilton Co

7600 Hixson Pk. Flooding Hamilton Co

9200 Dallas Hollow Flooding Hamilton Co

Dolly Pond Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

7800 Gann Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

1400 Yogi Ln. Flooding Hamilton Co

350 Memorial Dr. Tree down Red Bank

8942 Harrison Bay Rd.Tree down/Wires Hamilton Co

Dolly Pond/Gamble Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

Middle Valley/Gann Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

Middle Valley/Thrasher Flooding Hamilton Co

9017 Dallas Hollow Rd. Tree down Hamilton Co

8333 Middle Valley Rd.Tree down Hamilton Co

8300 Middle Valley Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

Hamby Rd/Hixson Pk. Flooding Hamilton Co

13318 Birchwood Pk. Wires Hamilton Co

2817 Haywood Ave. Wires Chattanooga

700 E. 11th St. Flooding Chattanooga

Dodson Ave./Infantry Rd. Flooding Chattanooga

Lake Resort Dr./Lake Resort Ter. Tree down Chattanooga

300 Memorial Dr. Flooding Red Bank

Dowlen Rd. Tree down Chattanooga

3057 Lee Pk. Wires Hamilton Co

12500 Birchwood Pk. Flooding Hamilton Co

Birchwood Pk./Sam Smith Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

Daugherty Ferry Rd./Dayton Pk. Tree down Hamilton Co

1701 Varner Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

9045 Dallas Hollow Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co

6100 Highway 60 Flooding Hamilton Co

2700 Hixson Pk. Flooding Chattanooga

Fair Oaks Rd./Middle Valley Rd. Tree down Hamilton Co

6500 Queensbury Ln. Flooding Chattanooga

1321 Lovelady Lewis Tree down Hamilton Co

Dallas Hollow/E. Ridge Trail Tree down Hamilton Co

Shirley Pond Rd./ Poplar Bend Dr. Tree down Hamilton Co

5420 Mountain Creek Rd. Tree down Chattanooga

Hixson Pk./ Hunt Ln. Tree down Hamilton Co

8920 Wellthor Cir. Wires Hamilton 

9900 Smith Morgan Ln. Tree down Hamilton Co

Dallas Hollow Rd./Hixson Pk. Tree down Hamilton Co

7100 Sims Rd/Sims Harris Tree down Hamilton Co

1930 Thatch Rd./Oak Dr. Tree down Hamilton Co

2900 Igou Ferry Rd./Corbett Dr. Tree down Hamilton Co

2418 Big Cedar Rd./Hixson Pk. Tree down Hamilton Co

8338 Middle Valley Rd./Crabtree Tree down Hamilton Co

4413 Paula Ln./Ely Rd. Wires down Red Bank

1320 Vanessa Dr./Aletha Dr. Tree down Chattanooga

9500 Birchwood Pk./Harrison Bay Rd. Tree down Hamilton Co

8678 Bramlett Rd./Watkins Rd. Flooding Hamilton Co  

Due to people getting stuck in their vehicles and unexpected water over the the roadways, deputies are asking that motorists use extreme caution when driving and never attempt to drive through standing or rushing water when it is covering a roadway. Please avoid driving unless absolutely necessary until the water has had time to recede. 

Weather reports indicate more rain will fall and storms are likely today which will create further problems and flooded roads. A Flash Flood Warning has again been issued for Hamilton County.. 

Officials said, "Once again, please do not attempt to drive across roads that are flooded or have rushing water flowing over them. Any motorists who must venture out should be cognizant of their surroundings and pay particular attention to areas that are historically prone to flooding or experience flooded roadways." 

This was the latest Flash Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FROM 7:25AM EDT WED UNTIL 1:30PM EDT WED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... HAMILTON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... * UNTIL 130 PM EDT WEDNESDAY. * AT 722 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED HEAVY RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE LAST SIX HOURS ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING, WHICH HAS LED TO NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN HAMILTON COUNTY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... CHATTANOOGA, SODDY-DAISY, SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, WALDEN, LAKESITE, RIDGESIDE, FAIRMOUNT, HARRISON, RED BANK, COLLEGEDALE, FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, NORTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK GORGE, EAST RIDGE, OOLTEWAH, MIDDLE VALLEY, BIRCHWOOD, FALLING WATER, SHADY GROVE AND APISON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.


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