Flooding causes travel problems, school closings in East Tenn.

Flooding causes travel problems, school closings in East Tenn.

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This photo from another viewer shows flooding in Mascot. This photo from another viewer shows flooding in Mascot.
And a Roane County viewer sent this picture of flooded fields in Helton Estates. And a Roane County viewer sent this picture of flooded fields in Helton Estates.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Flood warnings remain in effect for parts of East Tennessee Wednesday afternoon and several school systems canceled classes due to flooding.

Those school systems include Blount, Jefferson, Loudon, McMinn, Monroe and Sevier counties.

Rainfall has totaled more than four inches in portions of southeast Tennessee, and more than three inches of rain has been reported in areas across the state.

Flooding of streams and low-lying streets was reported in several areas, including Knox, Jefferson Hamilton, Blount, McMinn, Meigs and Bradley counties. 

Flooding in Blount and Sevier counties forced residents from their homes and blocked roads.

About 10 people spent the night at the community center that was set up as an emergency shelter after the Little Pigeon River rose above its banks in Wears Valley.

A Jefferson County dispatcher told 6 News Tuesday night that U.S. 11E in New Market and Talbott-Kansas Road in Tabott were under water.

According to the National Weather Service, flooding was so bad in Bradley County approximately 100 roads were closed, some with water up to mailboxes.

Rock slides were also reported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The 6 Storm Team meteorologists say colder air moves in this afternoon and the area goes from the low 50s to the low 40s by Wednesday evening. Click here for the latest local forecast and radar.

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