Cocke County Schools closed due to flooding

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Cocke County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 18, after rain swept across East Tennessee on Tuesday leading to flooding in areas.

Initially, the school district said there would be a two-hour delay Wednesday in a message that was sent out on Cocke County High School’s Facebook page and on its website.

“Emergency Management Personnel are concerned with river flooding and the damage,” the post states.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

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