LIST: Road closures in the Tri-Cities region Thursday


GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Several roads in both Tennessee and Virginia are closed due to high water levels, flooding, and debris.

The following roads have been confirmed by officials to be closed, and drivers are asked to avoid them. Some have not officially been closed but are deemed impassable or covered and drivers should avoid them.

Buchanan County

  • Slate Creek Rd – at Rt. 717N/S
  • Rt. 615E at Hoot Owl Rd from Poplar Creek Rd
  • Rt. 604N/S to Hemi Dr; Rt. 1009N/S
  • Rt. 615W at Hoot Owl Rd
  • Rt. 604N/S to Hemi Dr
  • Rt. 1009N/S

Carter County

  • Riverview Road in the Valley Forge community near the underpass of Highway 19E
  • Creekbank Road in the Stoney Creek Community
  • Alf Taylor Road in the Milligan Community
  • Gap Creek Road is impassable in some places
  • Highway 91 in the 700 block is closed and traffic is being rerouted but be advised the detour route is a narrow roadway

Dickenson County

  • Rt. 636S at Honey Camp Rd
  • Rt. 636N at Honey Camp Rd
  • VA-83E at Slate Creek Rd
  • 2000 Indian Creek Road due to downed tree
  • Copperhead Road due to downed tree
  • Route 80 due to rock slide

The county EMA director has declared a local emergency and is informing all low-lying residents to evacuate to higher ground.

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Greene County

  • SR 348 between Croff Kirk Road and South Mohawk Road
  • South Rufe Taylor @ Crestview
  • Roaring Fork Road
  • Baileyton Road
  • Concord Road
  • Culbertson Road
  • Midway Road near West Greene
  • McDonald Road
  • Raders Sidetrack
  • Parman Road
  • George Malone Road
  • Robert Harmon Road
  • Holley Creek Road
  • Siloh Road
  • Old Baileyton Road
  • Spears Dykes Road
  • John Graham Road
  • Oasis Road
  • Gap Creek Road
  • Mohawk Ridge Road
  • Weems Chapel Road
  • Blue Springs Parkway at Rocky Point
  • West Pines @ Kingsport Highway
  • 7000-8000 Block of Horton Highway
  • 640 Marvin Road
  • Susong Road
  • Gosnell Road
  • Sipes Road
  • 1300 John Graham Road
  • Pottertown Road
  • Grassy Creek Road
  • Carpenter’s Chapel between Welcome Grove and Hogan Lane
  • Elmer Hayes between Welcome Grove and Verl Weens Road
  • Sterling Drive between Weems Chapel and Carpenters Chapel
  • Poplar Springs Road between Hawk Holler Road and Hill Cut is also still closed.

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Hawkins County

  • Highway 113 near Bulls Gap Saint Clair Road is open following a crash, but the Hawkins County Rescue Squad says there is still high waters in the area.
  • Blevins Road
  • Robertson Creek Road
  • Longtown Road
  • The St. Clair Road area
  • Fisher’s Creek Road
  • Hickory Cove Road area
  • Caney Creek Road near State Route 60

Johnson County

Lee County

  • Rt. 725N at Graveyard Hill Loop
  • Rt. 725S at Graveyard Hill Loop
  • VA-160E at N Inman St
  • Highway 421 South
  • Old Friendship Road
  • Hubbard Springs Road
  • Sugar Run Road
  • Giles Hollow Road
  • Cowans Mill

The Lee County Rescue Squad reports the following roads have had reported flooding but are not closed:

  • Bonny Blue area
  • Monarch area
  • Mohawk Road
  • Hwy 606 bridge
  • Flanary Bridge Road
  • Mt. Springs Road
  • Valley Springs area
  • AJ Osbourne Highway
  • River Bridge area of Hwy 58
  • Dr. Thomas Walker Road
  • Hurrican Road
  • Middle Wallens Creek near Cam Sam Road
  • Rose Hill Drive by Rose Hill Elementary School
  • Martins Creek Road
  • Sigma area
  • Cave Springs Road
  • Seminary Church Loop
  • Wheeler Road at the bridge

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Sullivan County

  • Buncombe Road is flooded, but not officially closed
  • Sullivan Gardens Parkway/Highway 93

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  • Clinchfield Street
  • Lovedale Street
  • Sullivan Street
  • Cleek Road
  • Cloud Ford Road
  • I-26 Ramp toward John B Dennis Hwy (high water sign)
  • Lochwood Road
  • W. Ravine Road
  • Lincoln St near railroad crossing (right lane only)
  • Big Elm Road
  • Industry Drive (high water only)
  • Ravine Rd between Holston Valley Drive and Cassel Drive
  • Enterprise Place (high water signs)
  • Riverport Road between Manor Drive and Wilcox Drive off-ramp

Russell County

  • Rt. 663S from Artrip Rd;
  • Rt. 661E/W (Russell County) to Back Valley Rd; Ball Dr
  • Rt. 615E/W
  • Rt. 663S from Artrip Rd
  • Rt. 661E/W to Back Valley Rd; Ball Dr
  • Rt. 615E/W
  • Rt. 663N from Artrip Rd

Scott County, Va.

  • Rt. 767E/W
  • BUS US-23N at Kane St
  • VA-71W at E Jackson St
  • BUS US-23S at Kane St
  • Caboose Drive off of Natural Tunnel Parkway

Tazewell County

The Richlands Police Department says multiple roads are closed and advise all residents to stay inside.

Unicoi County


  • North Main Avenue from Harris Hollow to Rock Creek Road
  • Sections of SR 107 are closed near Erwin
  • Unicoi Co. 911 Director: Highway 81 at Washington-Unicoi Co. line closed due to flooding

Washington County, Tenn.

  • SR 75 at Yankee Camp Road
  • SR 81 between Arnold Road and the Unicoi County line.

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Washington County, Va.

  • Rt. 687S at Trout Rd at N Fork River Rd;
  • Rt. 611N/S
  • Rt. 687N at Trout Rd
  • VA-71E – E Jackson St – at Tucker St; Woodland St;
  • Main Street between Tanner Street and Deadmore Street (Abingdon)

Wise County

  • Rt. 728E from Andover Rd; Fleming Rd; Rt. 729E/W (Wise County) to Dead End
  • Rt. 616N at River Rd
  • Rt. 728W from Andover Rd; Fleming Rd
  • Rt. 729E/W to Dead End
  • Rt. 616S at River Rd
  • Rt. 612N/S
  • VA-160W at N Inman St

Big Stone Gap

  • Wallens Ridge Boulevard
  • West 12th Street and Wood
  • Tate Springs at River Road
  • High waters on US 58 near Barbara’s Gift and Fabric
  • High waters on Spring Street

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