Emergency Management road impact list is shorter, but expected to grow as rains return


Emergency Management road impact list is shorter, but expected to grow as rains return

With a 90 percent chance of overnight precipitation, Williamson County Emergency Management is continuing to monitor weather conditions, low-lying areas, rivers and roads.

Widespread flooding was reported on Wednesday, and several dozen roads in almost every corner of the county were affected.

Emergency management is continuing to maintain an up-to-date road impact list on their website.

“The list of impacted roads has diminished, however we still have several roads that are closed,” the agency wrote in a Thursday update. “We would like to remind the community that the roads that flooded yesterday are still at risk for flooding again as we approach the potential rainfall on Friday and Saturday.”

Thursday morning only nine roads were listed as being somehow affected by water. But with saturated soil, more rain is likely to result in affected roads returning to the list, and many being closed once again.

Rain remains in the forecast for the rest of the week, with heavy rains forecast for Friday night and Saturday, and severe thunderstorms expected Saturday night.

You can find Williamson County Emergency Management on Twitter – @WCTNEMA.

For updated U.S. Geological Survey information on stream levels, go HERE for Mill Creek at Nolensville; and for the Harpeth River in Franklin go HERE for the level near downtown Franklin, and HERE for the level at the Hillsboro Road Bridge near Brownland Farm.

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