Friday, May 24, 2024
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Van Buren Seeing Additional Impassable Roads, Heavy Rains In Overton, White

Cumberland County EMA has emergency crews dispatched to clear trees and down power lines on Lawson Road.

Trees are also reportedly down on Tabor Loop.

EMA Director Travis Cole is asking residents to stay out of the area and let the responders work. He said cars are piling up from people trying to see damage in the area north of Crossville.

Cole said there is possibly home damage in the area but it is still unconfirmed.

Dispatcher Teia Smith said Overton County is experiencing heavy rainfall, and that dispatch has received calls about reports of two to three inches of water along Rickman Road.

White County EMA Director Matt McBride said all county roads are still passable at this time.

He said Hickory Valley Road is still the main county road experiencing issues and drivers should proceed with caution. McBride said residents throughout the county need to travel with extreme caution until at least 11:00 PM.

Van Buren still seeing flooding from rainfall earlier that has continued into this evening. Dispatcher Cameron Clendenon said that several state highways are impassable including near Highway 285 and Cane Creek-Cummingsville Road, Highway 285 and Mooneyham Lonewood Road, and Park Road and Highway 284 inside Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Clendenon said that while those were the main state highways that were closed and impassable, there were several others inside the county as well.

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