Heavy rain through the Chattanooga area on Wednesday caused a number of flooding problems.
Rhea County was also under a flash flood warning after a line of heavy thunderstorms came through the county dumping rain. Brad Harrison, Emergency Management director for Rhea County, said he and his staff were continuously checking problem prone creeks in the area to make sure of any flooding concerns.
According to the National Weather Service, almost four inches of rain hit the northern part of the county in the Spring City area and nearly three and a half inches of rain in the Dayton area in a series of thunderstorms that rolled through the county.
At 12:30 p.m. North Terrace west of S.
Moore Road was completely flooded with vehicles trapped in the rising water. Please avoid North Terrace until further notice. Emergency services were en route.
City officials said at 4:35 p.m.:
Confirmed Reopened Roads - Effective 4:35 PM:
- Cummings Highway at Broad Street (debris cleared off the roadway)
- 233 Clift View Drive (Red Bank)
- 1601 Market Street (traffic light is now operational)
- North Terrace west of S Moore Road
- 1722 Market Street
- Brainerd Road between N Seminole and Woodlawn Drive
Fully Closed Roads Due To Flooding - Effective 4:35 PM:
- W 33rd Street at Broad Street
- 614 S Seminole (wires down)
- Lerch Street at Belvoir Ave
- 2602 E 45th Street
- 300 Haney Drive
- 2001 Polk Street
- 700 E Main Street
- 1700 Long Street
- 600 E 19th Street
- 501 E 16th Street
- 760 E 11th Street at Railroad Bridge
These locations will reopen when water levels drop and CPD or CFD perform safety checks. Only then will barricades be removed. DO NOT GO AROUND BARRICADES EVEN IF THE WATER HAS SUBSIDED. THE ROAD MUST BE INSPECTED FOR SAFETY.
Please report flooded locations or trees down by dialing our 311 Service Center 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri at 423-643-6311; Or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 423-698-2525
Remember: Never attempt to cross flooded roads.