PICS: Flooding in several areas of Carter, Johnson counties Friday morning

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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Several first response agencies warned of areas experiencing heavy flooding Friday morning.

According to personnel with the Carter County Search and Rescue Squad, Liberty Hollow Road off of Highway 91 and the Stoney Creek area were both spots to avoid due to floodwaters.

Squad members rescued a woman from her home due to flooding and had to shelter in place before the water receded, according to personnel.

Another area hit hard includes Peter Hollow, according to Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s Assistant Fire Chief Benny Lyons.

Carter County Schools closed on Friday as a response to flooding from the heavy rainfall.

In Johnson County, schools were on a two-hour delay due to floodwaters.

Jason Blevins with the Johnson County EMA told News Channel 11 that the Butler area experienced flooding. Roads affected included the following:

  • Pine Orchard Road
  • Dugger Hollow Road
  • Kyte Hollow Road
  • Copley Branch Road
  • Sink Valley Road
  • Jimmy Hollow Road

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