Flash flooding closes some Tri-Cities area roads


Friday’s steady rains are flooding roads around the region, and Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department reminds drivers to be cautious. 

The department shared photos on Facebook Friday afternoon showing several roads covered with water, steeping mailboxes and road signs. 

Greene County dispatch confirmed the following roads in the county are closed due to flooding:

  • Carpenter’s Chapel Road
  • Oasis Drive
  • College Hills Drive
  • Hermitage St. 

Chief Meteorologist Mark Reynolds said the region is experiencing 1 to 2 inches of rain today, resulting in flooding throughout the region.

Parts of Greene, Hawkins and Sullivan counties have clocked in at more than two inches of rain in the past 24 hours. 

Even with the rain tapering off over the next few hours, another line of storms is pushing our way to bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. A flood warning remains in effect until 5 a.m. for Lee, Wise and Scott counties in Virginia. 

Flooding in your area? Send your photos to pix@wjhl.com.

Keep following at wjhl.com for more weather updates. 

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